Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Northwest Author Series Presents Karen Karbo on Passions Into Paychecks: Make a Living without A Brand

In 1990 Karen Karbo quit her full time job and has been making a living as a writer ever since. Known for her quirky wit and broad range of interests, she’s done it all without a “brand.” In this lively presentation, Karbo will discuss how to parlay your interests into a paycheck while building an eclectic body of work, and also offer tips on creating a platform rooted in your own personality.

Award-winning writer Karen Karbo has penned it all: nonfiction, novels, memoir, short stories, essays, articles, and reviews. How Georgia Became O’Keeffe is the third and final nonfiction installment in what she calls her “kick ass women trilogy.” How to Hepburn was published in 2007, and The Gospel According to Coco Chanel was published in 2009. Each of her three novels was a New York Times Noteable Book of the Year. Her 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his death won the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non-fiction. Karen grew up in Los Angeles, California and now lives in Portland, Oregon.

For more info, please contact The Wilsonville Public Library at (503) 682-2744.

Northwest Author Series
January 29, 2012
Location: The Wilsonville Public Library in the Oak Room
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 at the door
Door prizes: Two copies of How Georgia Became O’Keeffe