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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Interview with Karen Lange

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Karen Lange Author

Today I am interviewing a blogging friend, Karen Lange. We are excited that her e-book, Homeschooling Co-ops 101, has been published.

QS: Hello Karen, I’m almost as excited as you about your e-book being available to the public.

KL: Thank you for inviting me to stop by! I am looking forward to visiting with your followers!

QS: Tell us about yourself.

KL: I am a follower of Christ, wife, mom, and grandma. My husband and I have two sons, a daughter, and a daughter in law, and a very smart and handsome 5-year-old grandson. (I could be a little biased about my grandson.) :) My writing work includes blogging, freelance work, and teaching online writing classes for adults and homeschooled teens.

QS: How long have you been writing?
KL: I’ve enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember, but never thought about writing as a career until I took some writing classes after I was married. So as far as writing for publication, I’d say it’s been about 20 years or so.
QS: In what genre do you write?

KL: Most of my writing is nonfiction – blog posts, freelance writing for magazines and clients, and my book. I also am co-writing an historical fiction novel with a friend.

QS:  Do you have a ‘day job?’

KL: Yes, my “day jobs” include bookkeeping; my husband and son are partners in a carpentry business.  I also teach online writing classes; the ones for homeschooled teens run from September through May.  The classes at the Coffeehouse for Writers run year round.

QS:  What have you written before this?
KL: I’ve been writing for print and online publications such as Homeschool Enrichment Magazine and The Homeschool Magazine, Funds for Writers and E-Junkie, and have written ad content and other business material.  I also offer copy editing services.

QS: Do you write a blog?

KL: I do, and have met many wonderful friends like you! My blog address is: http://karenelange.blogspot.com/ Blogging has been a great experience. It has taught me a lot about writing and has been a great way to connect with other writers.

QS: Tell us about your family.

KL: My husband Jeff and I have been married for 32 years. Jeff's been very supportive of my writing over the years. Our oldest son works with my husband and is married; he and his wife have a son (that handsome grandson I mentioned above!). This son helped me format the original, shorter version of my book that I’d originally self-published. Our next son is a graphic designer; he designed the cover for my book. Our daughter, the youngest, was my chief proofreader before I submitted the book.  So they’ve all helped the book come to publication.


QS: What is your e-book about?
KL: Homeschool Co-ops 101 is for families who are thinking about joining or starting a homeschool co-op. It weighs the pros, cons, and creative options available, and contains essential co-op tools, tips, and options for today’s homeschool families. I recently found out that it will be coming out in print about a month after its e-book release. I was very excited to hear that bit of news!
Thanks so much for hosting me today, Cecelia! I appreciate your support.  It’s always a pleasure to stop by your blog!


QS: Thank you for stopping in, Karen. Tomorrow we will take a look at your e-book, Homeschool Co-op 101.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Karen & Quiet Spirit -

    Congrats on your book!

    I've read Homeschooling Co-ops 101, and it's a great resource for all parents. There are ideas and topics that could supplement other educational choices.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  2. Cecelia,
    Thanks for having me over today! It's always a pleasure to stop by your blog. Your support and friendship mean so much to me. :)
    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. This was a fun activity. I enjoyed doing this for you.

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  3. Thanks for being a part of the blog tour to promote Karen's debut book. Have a lovely week!

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  4. It was good to get to know you better Karen. Thank you for the interview. And am happy to see all the support for your new book!

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  5. Susan,
    Thank you so much! Your opinion means a lot to me! :)

    Diane,
    Thanks for all your help! :)

    Lynn,
    Thank you so much! I appreciate your support! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  6. Yes, congratulations to Karen! And a great interview, Cecelia. It's nice to see two friends in the same place here. :)

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  7. Cecelia:

    Thank you for posting this interview. It's always fun getting to know Karen a little better.

    Karen:

    How wonderful that your family pitched in so much with your book. Brought a tear to my eye. Congrats on the print release as well.

    Blessings, ladies.

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    1. Thank you for stopping in, Janette. It's always nice to have you visit.

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  8. Rhonda,
    Isn't Cecelia sweet? So thankful for good friends like you all. :)

    Janette,
    Thanks so much! Had to smile at the part about bringing a tear to your eye. It still brings them to my eyes! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, it has been my pleasure to get to interview you during your specail time, I can't wait until the print version comes out.

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