Saturday, September 12, 2009

What is Karen Walker reading?

This weekend's featured contributor to Writers Read: Karen Walker, author of Following the Whispers.

Her entry begins:
I am a voracious reader and have been since I learned to read. Just finished three books in two days: Queen of the Road, by Doreen Orion, The Prairie Grass Murders by Patricia Stoltey, and The Ride, by Jane Sutton Kennedy.

I hadn't read murder mysteries in a while and had forgotten what great escape reading they can be. Prior...[read on]
Karen Walker is a writer who has published essays in newspapers and magazines, as well as an anthology series. After a 30+ year career in marketing and public relations, 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.

Among the praise for Following the Whispers:
“This readable, lucid and flowing account of Karen’s emotional journey has the potential of being so inspiring to any who may have faced similar travails. Her memoir is a brave and monumental step in the healing process. I especially appreciate the brilliant metaphors which convey visually and textually her various feeling-states.”
--Barbara J. Newman, Ph.D., R.N., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Following the Whispers is a moving description of one person's journey to wholeness. It will comfort and inspire all who read it.”
--Rev. Clara Alexander

"I wish I'd had this book to give my clients who'd been in abusive relationships--it would have given them hope."
--Jackie Baron, former welfare worker for the Human Services Department, State of New Mexico
Visit Karen Walker's website and blog.

Writers Read: Karen Walker.

--Marshal Zeringue