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Journalist & Author Karen Spears Zacharias to speak at Writers Connection Thursday Oct. 17


I met Karen Spears Zacharias last April when she joined us at the 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference and loved her energy, passion, drive, heart and writing! I have wanted her to speak to our group for a while! I am so happy to be able to announce that she is set to speak at our Thursday Oct. 17 Writers Connection! As usual, we meet at 7 p.m. at Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon in the East Atrium.

Karen learned the craft of storytelling from her Appalachian ancestors. Karen’s father, Stf. Sgt. David P. Spears, was KIA in Vietnam. Karen teaches journalism at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wa.. Her work has been featured in Good Morning America, Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, CNN and National Public Radio. Mother of Rain is her sixth book and her first novel. Karen, a popular speaker and a contributing blogger at, says, “Writing is not my hobby. It’s what I was created to do.”

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Besides Mother Rain, she has written five other books, including Will Jesus Buy Me a Double-Wide?: (Cause I Need More Room for My Plasma TV)Where’s Your Jesus Now?: Examining How Fear Erodes Our Faith; and A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder. Her website is: Karen Spears Zacharias Website

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Karen’s books are available for sale at the event. Faith & Culture Writers Connection is a monthly gathering for writers of all genres and levels.  We meet to connect, network, be inspired, and validated in our calling to the artistic arts.
Rolling Hills is located at 3550 SW Borland Road, Tualatin, and the website is ROLLING HILLS
For more information, email me at or text/VM at 503-318-3480.
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  1. Cornelia Seigneur says

    Tami-Thank you kindly for your words- they mean a lot to me! I am glad you are finding Writers Connection a valuable place for connection, fellowship and inspiration. It is a joy to be able to form and lead this group- See you Oct. 17! – Cornelia

  2. Tami Laursen says

    You do such a great job leading our Writers Connection Group and have an amazing ability to find great speakers.
    You are a true inspiration to us all!!! Thank you for the time and love you invest in making our time together helpful/meaningful.

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