I’d like to introduce a wonderful lady and very talented writer, Karen O’Connor. I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with her for our church Twin Lakes Women’s Ministry blog, and I absolutely love her sense of humor! I’m am thrilled to share her interview with you! So, without further ado, please welcome Karen O’Connor…
I began my writing career 40 years ago when my children were young but all of them in school. I had wanted to become a published writer ever since third grade and that’s the truth! Throughout school all my teachers complimented me on my writing and speaking skills and I always felt comfortable with both.
I write at home in my home-office. I rarely write elsewhere. I like my environment. It’s quiet and peaceful and I can stay focused on what I’m doing.
I don’t have a big challenge. I love going to my desk each day to do whatever is on my schedule. Ideas come easily to me and I enjoy the projects I’m working on–whether a book, magazine article, blog, newsletter or teaching an online class in writing for kids 10-14 through my daughter Julie’s online business for homeschooling parents and their children–bravewriter.com.
I love the freedom to express my creativity and my thoughts and ideas. I honestly feel that I have had a history of good mental and physical health because of this outlet.
For fun I enjoy hiking, walking, line dancing, spending time with my grandchildren and going out for coffee and conversation with close friends. I also participate in two areas of ministry: 12-Step recovery programs and corresponding with female prison inmates through Garden Path Ministries.
In recent years I have focused on writing books for seniors. My goal is to inspire them with help, hope, and humor. Some of my most popular titles include: Gettin’ Old Ain’t For Wimps, 365 Senior Moments You’d Rather Forget, and Help, Lord! I’m Having a Senior Moment.