I was always a nerdy child, My favorite comic strip was Brenda Starr, a newspaper reporter with flaming red hair and a handsome boyfriend.


When Santa Claus brought me a toy printing press, I annoyed the neighborhood with tiny bits of newspaper covered with my spin on the latest overheard gossip from our block.


Doubting my ability to earn a living thusly, my parents encouraged me to give up writing, so I became a social worker, ( a profession where I heard all the gossip, but was barred from repeating it).


After 7 years I entered law school and spent the next 44 years in a courtroom, trying crime and divorce cases.


Despite being a complete non-athlete, when my children left home I became a long-distance runner. The rhythm of my footsteps re-created my dream of becoming a writer. Running Through Menopause was born.

When we built our house on Skidaway Island I felt the presence of all the people who lived here before me. Burnt Pot Island imagines the story of one of those families.

I needed photos to illustrate my collection of nature stories in Wild Times on Skidaway Island. The photographer ended up being me.

The Island is so beautiful I've shared some of my favorites for sale on this site.

Karen's Appearances
January 11, 2022   Tuesday Women's Club 12:30 P.M.
January 26. 2022 Skidaway Methodist Church 10:30 A.M.
January 29, 2022 Village Library 10:00-2:00
February 1, 2022 The Learning Center Bull St. 9:00 A.M.
February 8, 2022 Milli Sample book Club 1:30 P.M.
February 16, 2022 Skidaway Rotary Club 5:00 P.M.
February 24, 2022 Amy Blevins Book Club 6:00 P.M.
March 20, 2022 Karen Terhune Duncan 2:00 -4:00
March 27, 2022 Run, Read, and Rant Book Club Foxy Loxy 8:00 A.M.
March 27, 2022 Local Author Day-The Book Lady 1:00-4:00 P.M.
April 7, 2022 P.E.O. Club Skidaway Community Church 11:30
May 12, 2022 Sally Robinson's Book Club 2:00 P.M.
May 16, 2022 Joanie Fish's Book Club 7:00 P.M.
May 25,2922 Gayle Denny"s Book Club 6:30
June 8, 2022 Skidaway Book Club Linda Starr  3:00 P.M. 

Karen Dove Barr