As publisher at Elva Resa and an Independent Book Publishers Association national board member, Karen will speak on two panels at IBPA’s Publishing University. She’ll join other industry experts to discuss The Many Facets of Educational Publishing on Friday, April 5, 3:15–4:15 PM CT, and Selling Outside the Box: Why Special Sales Should Always Be In Your Plans, Saturday, April 6, 1:15–2:15 PM CT. Both sessions are geared toward intermediate-experienced publishers. The premier educational event for independent publishers, Pub U will be held in Chicago. More about Karen's sessions.
Karen and other MilitaryFamilyBooks.com team members will be at Holes 4 Heroes, a special prize-filled Ice Fishing Tournament honoring military families, Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1-4 PM at White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Military families fish their first hole free. Families of deployed service members may preregister for the “Hole of Honor,” featuring a live video feed to their deployed loved one. Military kids also receive a free Coloring My Military Life coloring book. [...]
Karen and other MilitaryFamilyBooks.com team members will be at Holes 4 Heroes, a special prize-filled Ice Fishing Tournament honoring military families, Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1-4 PM at Medicine Lake in Plymouth, Minnesota. Military families fish their first hole free. Families of deployed service members may preregister for the “Hole of Honor,” featuring a live video feed to their deployed loved one. Military kids also receive a free Coloring My Military Life coloring book. [...]
Karen will sign copies of her children’s novel Summer of Courage at BookExpo America (BEA) on Friday, May 13, 2016 12:30-1 PM Central in the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Cooperative Booth 2229, McCormick Place, Chicago.
BEA is the largest publishing event in North America, attracting booksellers, librarians, educators, specialty retailers, and authors. IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the US.
Summer of Courage is a middle grade novel set in rural upstate New York, where ten-year-old Andy spends the summer with Grandma. His adventure of the heart includes fishing, family, friendship, rotten apples, cow dung…and a little bit of faith as he deals with recent changes in his life.
“ … an upbeat, positive story … wise, hopeful … with a subtle simplicity sure to touch hearts.” – School Library Journal
“An enjoyable adventure of discovery … ” – Midwest Book Review
“ … compelling … and woven with rich memories … ” – Stories for Children Magazine
The story has won many awards, including the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal. The ebook will be released at BEA.
Fans of Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life: If you bring your own copy of the book to the booth between Noon and 1 PM, coauthors Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito and Kristine Schellhaas will both be available to sign your book!
Karen is a versatile, dynamic, sought-after speaker and event leader who inspires audiences of all ages about a variety of topics. Each event is customized to the audience’s or host’s needs.
Karen brings her sense of humor, strong faith, broad life experience, and practical ideas to each event she leads. She is most well known for these specialty topics:
faith, women’s spirituality
military family life
“Your dynamic presentation to the unsung heroes of the 10th Mountain Division provided instruction, encouragement and hope at a critical time and will have a major impact on the health and welfare of the soldiers and families at Fort Drum, NY.” – Chaplain Nichols