Karen Carr Author

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To state it simply, I am a mother of two adult children, a grandmother of four wonderful grandchildren, and a retired secretary. Those are the basics in my life, but there are many more facets of my life. Let me embellish them.

I am Iowan all the way. Born and raised in Northwest Iowa, I graduated from South Clay Community School. I was a partner in a family farm near Rockford Iowa for several years before moving to Mason City and I have called that my home since 1981.

I retired from the local hospital there after 33 years where I worked first as a Unit Clerk in the Inpatient Pediatric Department for 17 years. I then transferred to the Behavioral Services Outpatient Clinic until my retirement in 2013.

I began writing stories for my grandchildren and when my first book was published in 2010, I continued to write books. My grandchildren were inspirations for my books. They continue to give me ideas for what they think would be a terrific book.

Once I had retired, I could devote more time to my writing. I love being retired and I love being an author. There is such joy in being able to express on paper (or computer) what is going on in my head.