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I am the author of Act of Grace published by Plenary Publishing (March 2011)

Writer of specualtive fiction and contemporay fantasy. Quilter of fabric and stories.

I teach African American quilting. I am president of a Buffalo Soldiers renactment group. I am deeply involved in African American culinary and agricultural history. I love horses and I am involved in further documenting African American involment in horse racing.

All my understanding and love of history and research gets poured in to my fantasy in what I hope is interesting, and powerful ways.
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The Speculative Literature Foundation Older Writer Grant. I Entered and Won!

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 11:47am 2 Comments

The Speculative Literature Foundation was launched in January 2004 to promote literary quality in speculative fiction. Every year they offer a grant for older writers . Every year I put off entering. Well, this year because of a reminder by Malon Edwards I got my behind in gear and entered a selection from my novel Act of Grace and guess what I won!!!



Information about me and my entry should be up on the… Continue

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At 1:45pm on November 7, 2011, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Hi Karen, good to see you.
At 2:05pm on September 19, 2011, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Hi there! Thanks for the like.
At 7:53am on November 16, 2009, L. Wendell Thompson said…
Thanks for having me.
At 3:41pm on October 12, 2009, PurpleZoe said…
Peace *_^
At 4:23pm on August 17, 2009, Malon Edwards said…
Karen,

Email me your information about Act of Grace being picked up for publication. We'll put that on the SLF blog also.
At 8:05am on April 16, 2009, Anne Gray said…
Hi Karen! You're in my home town! I live in Yellow Springs, OH now but I miss Ann Arbor sometimes. What museum do you work at?

Do you come to cons? I'm trying to think if I've seen you before.

--Anne
At 8:53am on February 8, 2009, Johanna Nimley said…
Please checkout my page!!!!...I would love to hear more about "your" business!!!!...If I am not your friend...please add me as your friend...also please feel free to contact me "anytime"!!!!!.....757 538 3540....757 971 3733...JOHANNA
At 7:41pm on February 1, 2009, Valjeanne Jeffers said…
Welcome Sister:)! You get to work in a museum-? Lucky, lucky:)
At 6:57pm on January 22, 2009, Edward Uzzle said…
htp (peace)
At 1:01pm on January 11, 2009, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
Hello and thank you for joining us.
 
 
 

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