Published in the March 2018 issue of Books Make a Difference magazine.
Mary Taris, founder of Strive Publishing, has a dream to publish children’s books and young adult novels that inspire African-American youth to follow their dreams. “Students need books that are contemporary and relatable—books about families that look like them, doing things they do, or things they dream of doing,” she says. “The name Strive Publishing represents the continuous effort and resiliency it takes to turn dreams into reality.” And as her community of supporters grows, Mary is determined to do just that.[…]
A magazine writer and editor for much of her career, Karen writes for and publishes Books Make a Difference online magazine.
She is often asked to write features or columns for various other publications and web sites as well. In this section, you’ll find links to samples of her work.