|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.