Karen Gorback is a prize-winning author of numerous short stories and memoirs. She has also written several one-act plays selected for production at a Southern California theater festival. Her novel Freshman Mom tells the story of a single parent who goes back to college to build a better life for herself and her family. The book won the USA Regional Excellence Book Award in its category for the Western Region and was a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards.
Karen has a doctorate in education and has worked as an English teacher, adult education counselor, and community college administrator. Karen believes that literature is most engaging when it both entertains and provides a platform for learning. She is a past president of the Ventura County Writers Club, a past board member of the San Fernando Valley Branch of the California Writers Club, and an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She enjoys public speaking, volunteering in a variety of organizations, and teaching writing classes. Contact Karen through her website at www.karengorback.com and follow her on Twitter @karengorback.