This week, we’ll get to hear from two. Yeah, I said, two.
Today, I’m introducing you to our Thursday author: Karen Walker.
Her memoir, Following the Whispers, just out this year, has been getting great reviews.
“There is no such thing as an average memoir, but if there were, Karen Walker's story, Following the Whispers: Creating a Life of Inner Peace and Self Acceptance from the Depths of Despair, would not be among them. From the title of her first chapter, "In the Beginning ... There Was Self-Hatred" to the guidelines for weight management at the end, this book is unusually rich with personal insight…. I admire both the heart and the craft of this book.” Sharon Lippincott, Story Circle Book ReviewsIn addition to Following the Whispers, Karen has published essays in newspapers and magazines, as well as in an anthology series. She’s also had a thirty year career in marketing and public relations. To pursue her new career in writing, she went back to college to complete a Bachelor’s degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2005 from the University of New Mexico’s University Studies program with a major emphasis in Creative Writing.
Karen’s stopping by Straight From Hel this Thursday to talk about her process for writing memoir. She’s going to talk about how to find the “golden thread” in memoir. Step by step, she’ll lead us through finding our own “golden thread” in our lives and in our life story.
If you want to see the beauty of Karen’s writing, she has a page of samples of her writing. Start with My Father’s Keeper at the top of the page. All you have to do is read that and I know you’ll be back for more on Thursday.