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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.


  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.

    Susan :)

  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. :)

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

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

  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!

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

    Thanks for all your help! :)

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


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

  7. Cecelia:

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


    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.

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

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

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


    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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