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Karen Kondazian

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Karen Kondazian's career as an actor, author, journalist and producer, started early in life... At the age of eight, Karen was chosen to be one of the infamous children on Art Linkletter's famous “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” The opportunity to miss school during tapings was all it took for Karen to abandon her life's goal of becoming a CIA spy and focus on acting.

She was born in Boston, completing her education at The University of Vienna and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, after which she began her acting career in New York. Her first professional work was in the Off Broadway, award-winning production of Michael Cacoyannis' “The Trojan Women,” later winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in “T
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“Everything was temporary; she understood that now. All of this was temporary. It would all be snatched away. It was all on loan. Even the people we love. They were all on loan. One day you see their face across a rickety table or you pass them hurrying from here to there, or you see them leave you in your bed, and their profile passes you by...and you don't know...your thoughts somewhere else. And then they are snatched away forever and you did not know to say goodbye. You did not know.”
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“But then it came to her…just change your mind about it. About everything. Shit. That was it. "What an idiot she was. It was that simple. Just decide to stop struggling and embrace it all as a gift. And in a single second, everything is different.”
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“Life’s going to do that to you missy. Gonna upset your wagon, not just once but many times. And you got to choose who’s sitting next to you. Someone you can trust…or not.”
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“Come to the edge, he said.
We are afraid, they said.
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They came to the edge,
He pushed them and they flew.
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They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, Life said.
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message 11: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Karen! All the best. :D


message 10: by B.B.

B.B. Shepherd Hi Karen! Thanks for the friendship. I'd love to get to know you. :)


Cynthia Willow Hi, Karen, thanks for the friend request! Blessings, Cynthia P. Willow


Carole Gill Hello, Karen.
Nice to know you.


message 7: by Giok

Giok Ping Hello Karen,
Real happy to be your friend!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 5: by Karen

Karen Kondazian Charlotte wrote: "Hello Karen... Congrats on your ~ The Whip wins USA Book News Best Historical Fiction Award. Thanks for your LIKE of my Review of your book 'THE WHIP' ~ such a great book!

~Charlotte M. Liebel"


Thank you so much Charlotte for your wonderful words about the book! I am wishing you and your family a beautiful Holiday and a magical 2013!
Karen (Kondazian)


message 4: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 06, 2012 09:17PM)

Charlotte Liebel Hello Karen... Congrats on your ~ The Whip wins USA Book News Best Historical Fiction Award. Thanks for your LIKE of my Review of your book 'THE WHIP' ~ such a great book!

~Charlotte M. Liebel


Savannah Karen,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 2: by Karen

Karen Kondazian Nadia wrote: "I met Karen Kondazian for the first time last weekend. It was as if we had known each other for years. She is beautiful inside and out. I am looking forward to reading her book, "The Whip." I l..."

Thank Nadia for your beautiful words...(am just learning how to navigate goodreads so just saw your message.)
Thank you so much for your kindness and I too look forward to seeing you again at a book signing in Austin!
And let me know what you think of The Whip...I would love to hear your response to it...
May you have a 2012 filled with health and magic...


message 1: by Nadia

Nadia Sahari I met Karen Kondazian for the first time last weekend. It was as if we had known each other for years. She is beautiful inside and out. I am looking forward to reading her book, "The Whip." I look forward to seeing her again at a book signing in Austin. Can't wait to read about Charley Parkhurst. I love books about women by women. Especially true stories.


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