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Virtual UR in progress

Building a Virtual World When the Real World Shuts Down

Five days ago at breakfast, my son was typing on his laptop as we talked about the latest notification: university commencement was canceled. ...It’s hard to know where to put those feelings when real people we love are facing a real health crisis. ... He and a friend began building their university campus in Minecraft, and found a whole grieving community eager to enroll.
Surviving Deployment by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito cover reveal

Surviving Deployment Cover Reveal

The second edition of Surviving Deployment will be released this fall! I love the new edition’s cover, and I thought it would be fun to do a cover reveal! Over the next 5 days, I will add a clue to this page. So stop back to see the pieces of the cover come together!
Book Cover Reveal tips

Cover Reveals

Cover reveals are a fun way to engage readers and create excitement for a forthcoming book release.
The Business of Writing and Business Blog by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

Business of Writing and Publishing

In my roles as a book and magazine publisher, IBPA board member, and published author, I engage in many aspects of the business side of writing and publishing. In this new blog section, I'll share my perspective and ideas.

Karen’s life experience is intertwined with her roles as a wife, mom, stepmom, writer, publisher, photographer, traveler, and woman of faith. All these elements tend to make their way into her blog posts.

“Writers have to write. It’s something deep inside us that pushes and pushes until we let it out. It’s part of the air we breathe, this need to make sense of the world around us and to somehow find the right words to express and influence the way we each feel and interact and love and live.”—Writing is Risky Business