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In February 2018, the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) named Karen a candidate to serve on its national board of directors for fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Her appointment was confirmed in April and her service began July 1, 2018.

Karen has been a member of IBPA (formerly Publishers Marketing Association) since founding Minnesota-based Elva Resa Publishing in 1997. Over the past two decades, she’s grown Elva Resa into the leading US publisher of books for and about military families. She credits a large portion of her success to her team of authors and illustrators, and the spirit of open mentoring she’s found in IBPA and its Minnesota affiliates, Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA) and Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable (MBPR).

Read the full announcement in this Elva Resa press release.

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Karen has appeared on radio, TV, and in publications across the country including:

Family News in Focus with Steve Jordahl

Positive Parenting Radio

The Jacey Eckhart Show

KMCD 1570 Live Radio Morning Spotlight with Steve Smith

Armed Forces Network Europe

CBS Channel 7
Noon Show with
Diane Rutherford

Associated Press,
Stars and Stripes
San Diego Family Magazine
Montana Parent
Catholic Spirit,
and more.

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