Karen F. Riley has been writing since she was eight years old. She was nationally published at the age of eleven. Since then, Karen has written for newspapers and magazines. She has authored two weekly newspaper columns and four books:
The Pine Barrens of New Jersey
Healing in the Hurting Places
Karen has been married to Bill for 30 years and they are the proud parents of three children: Lisa, Laura and Christopher. They reside in the rural town of New Egypt, New Jersey.
After 20 years in the corporate world, in seven different fields and having survived four layoffs, she started her own business. KFR Communications, LLC – a custom graphic and website design company she owns with her business partner, Andrew Gioulis – is now in its seventh year of operations.
For most of her life, Karen measured her success by what she achieved in her own strength. Then on July 24, 2005, that world and belief system was rocked when she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
Karen began to understand why God blessed her with the gift of writing and speaking and how she could glorify Him with it. She began writing as a means to deal with the pain of childhood sexual abuse. Today, she heads up a ministry called â”Healing in the Hurting Places” to offer hope to those suffering in the same way. This book is part of that journey.
Karen is available for speaking engagements, book talks and signings. Click here for her speaking schedule.