About Karen Jones Gowen

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If you want to be famous, then run for office and be a politician.

If you want to be rich, become a plastic surgeon.

If you want to have people know your name, be a teacher.

If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, have children.

But if you want to work alone, feel like a freak, be misunderstood, wonder what the point is, always come up short of time and money while writing stories that bubble up from within about characters you have never met but are strangely in love with, then be a writer.

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I love to read and I believe in the power of books to change lives, for they have changed mine. After raising my very large family, it’s a joy and privilege to be writing full-time.

I first begin writing for publication when my children were young, selling children’s stories to the Friend magazine. I just finished my seventh book, a self-help memoir called Slim Within: 4 Rules of Eating 4 Permanent Weight Loss. I’m currently working on a memoir about our Guatemala experience. For information about all my published books, go here.

Contact me: karenjonesgowen@gmail.com.