Meet Karen
Karen Ingalls is an award winning author, blogger, and public speaker. She is a retired RN, has a Master’s Degree in Human Development, avid reader, and author of three books. Her purpose is to raise awareness on health/wellness, promoting the benefits of reading, and being supportive of authors. She is an active member of Rave Reviews Book Club, Cheryl’s Books and Sweet Tea, and GoodReads Support for Indie Authors.

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Karen Ingalls

All proceeds from Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir go to ovarian/gynecologic cancer research. Karen is available at no charge to give presentations about gynecologic cancers.

A favorite quote is: “Find a seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.” (Shigenori Kemeoka)


March 8, 2016

This is my first blog on this new site and it is about my love for books.

Just to smell a book…it can be musty or be fresh as the air outdoors.
Whatever the condition, I love it.
The touch of the paper as you turn it…can be brown edged and tattered,
or be crisp and starchy,
or firm like linen.
The edges might be straight or ruffled.
I love the feel of each page.

The book might be heavy or light…it does not matter.
If the weight is too heavy
I lay it down for a rest.
Large or small each book is loved.

The cover must grab my eyes with either its title, colors or photos.
Someday I will put together a book of my favorite covers.

The story line is the most important reason I love a book.
The characters must be believable and real
The language is descriptive
I must feel some emotion
I do not want to know the ending!
I invite you, my fellow authors and readers, to share why you love books.

And I invite you to my site for an interview.
If you are interested in promoting your book(s) please contact me at

Twitter: @kareningalls1