Book Signing by Karen Spears Zacharias
November 2 2:00 PM 918 6th Street in Clarkston, WA 509-758-3626 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
From a review of MOTHER OF RAIN: Karen Spears Zacharias captures the humor, spirituality and language of Appalachia with stunning authenticity, through characters that leap off the page. With Mother of Rain, Zacharias has done her part to help preserve our mountain heritage for future generations. -Amy Greene, author of “Bloodroot”
Karen Spears Zacharias is an author and investigative journalist who teaches First Amendment Rights at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. Karen Spears Zacharias writes about real people and the issues that really matter to them. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Newsweek, National Public Radio, & CNN. Karen is a vocal advocate for veterans and military families. Her father was killed-in-action, Vietnam, 1966. Her first book, AFTER THE FLAG HAS BEEN FOLDED is about her father and the family’s life in the turbulent 60’s. Other books by Karen are WILL JESUS BUY ME A DOUBLE-WIDE? about those who use the name of God as a means to living their own “good life” and about people who have found a faith that led them to a different understanding of wealth; WHERE IS YOUR JESUS NOW? about fear that erodes our faith; in A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder, Karen turns her investigative eye to the murder of three-year-old Karly Sheehan of Corvallis, Oregon. At one time, Karly’s mother, Sarah Sheehan, lived in the Zacharias home and was embraced as a daughter by the family. What happened to Karly? What was Sarah’s involvement? And how did Karly’s father, an Irish immigrant, end up as the state’s primary suspect in the abuse investigation? A Silence of Mockingbirds is not a simple love story – it is the troubling tale of a father’s love for the daughter he was unable to protect. .