Karen Halvorsen Schreck




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Karen Halvorsen Schreck

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Karen Halvorsen Schreck's next novel, BROKEN GROUND, is due out from Simon & Schuster/Howard Books in May 2016. She is also the author of SING FOR ME (2014), which Publisher's Weekly called “an impressive debut…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner” in a Starred Reviewed. Karen's young adult novels include WHILE HE WAS AWAY, a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award, and DREAM JOURNAL, a 2006 Young Adult BookSense Pick. Karen is also the author of the award-winning children's book, LUCY'S FAMILY TREE. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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BROKEN GROUND DAM COVER!



As with SING FOR ME, Beth Adams, my editor at Simon & Schuster/Howard Books, and the imprint’s art director, Bruce Gore, were kind enough to include me in the discussion as they worked tocreate the cover.


We talked about some of what the novel holds: 1930’s imagery, the colors we associate with that era, and, yes, even the fonts. We talked the murals, posters, and documentary pho...

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