Faith, family, feel-good stories with a hint of salt air.

Since then I have published many articles and stories in various magazine and have
now written eight books and helped many others publish their own book.

In addition to writing I am available to speak at club meetings as well as give
readings. If you are planning an event and want to know my topics or speaking
arrangements --  send me an email, .

Shepherding Contract
If you have a memoir, journal of poems, family stories or novel you'd like to publish
and market on your own, then I can help you through my "shepherding" business.

New adventure! I am now the
QuiltingMandarin! I  sell quilts, jackets, scarves and
fun projects. Take a look at past projects by clicking on the "quilting Mandarin tab
above. Also I sell my quilts, jackets and home decorating items on Come
see me there.

Have a safe journey.


Little did I know when I sent in that first query
to a boating magazine in 1996, I had
embarked on a rocking boat of unknown

My first article was accepted and printed
within months. In years prior,  I wrote
columns in local papers, but was never
paid. Silly me, I thought that this was the
easy wayto earn money in my retirement.
All my books and stories leave you feeling good
with a smile in your heart.
Karen E. Dodd
She once wrote books; she now writes
quilts and creates colorful jackets,
scarves, place mats - fun fabric arts!
Items for sale on under thequiltingmandarin