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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.

Thank You All!
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 16, 2022 Joanie Fish's Book Club 7:00 P.M.
May 19. 2022 Babbs Lutton Book Club 3:30
May 25,2922 Gayle Denny's Book Club 6:30
June 10, 2022 Skidaway Book Club Linda Starr  3:00 P.M. (postponed)
June 20, 2022 Long Point Book Club Sandi Roth 6:30
August 10, 2022 Carol Bell's Readers and discussion
August 28th, 2022 Silvia Baynes 1:30 ZOOM
Sept 12, 2022 Chris Nelson Book Club 3:00 P.M.
September 15, 2022 Shirley Grotheer Palmetto Club 12:15
October 12,2022 Ellen Pitt's Book Club 6:00 P.M.
October 13th Sally Robinson Book Club 2:00 PM
October 29, 2022 The Village Library Fall Book Sale 10-2
November 8, 2022 Jeff Dixon Book Club 3:00
November 18, 2022  8:00 P.M. Linda Brown's Zoom Group

January 31, 2023 Jamie and Jeff Dixon Book Club
February 7, 2022 Anne Hurley Jones Savannah Newcomers Club
Feb.21, 2023 Fran Thomas's Book Club
February 22, 2023 Kathy Dole's Book Club
April 5, 2023  PEO 11:45
April 23, 2023 Linda Brown
April 29, 2023 Village Library Book Sale

October 19. 2023 Davenport House Book Signing
November 4, 2023 Villa Rica Literary Fest
February 9, 2024 Rotary Club East 12:00 Noon Pirate's House


I'm looking forward to speaking to Savannah Rotary Club East in February, explaining life on Skidaway Island 100 years ago. 

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