Interview with Author Karen O’Connor

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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…

Blessings, Rebecca

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1. Tell me about yourself.
I’m a freelance writer and writing instructor, a mom, grandma and great grandma, also a recent widow.
2. How did you get started writing?

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.

3. Where do you do most your writing?

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.

4. What is your biggest challenge writing?

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.

5. What do you love most about writing?

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.

6. What do you like to do besides write?

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.

7. What do you hope your readers will get out of your books?

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.

 

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If you’d like to follow Karen, you can find her at http://www.karenoconnor.com
I hope you enjoyed my guest interview as much as I did!
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