Karen Jean Matsko Hood

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I am often asked how I find time to write with 16 kids. The answer is that writing keeps me grounded..ok almost grounded... in my sometimes..ok I mean often...chaotic surroundings. Thanks for sharing your books and hopefully you will be able to enjoy some of mine.
I have always loved to read and am passionate about poetry and almost all genres of books. My current goal is to complete my next poetry book and my next novel. I am also a foodie that enjoys all aspects of cooking and that inspired my cookbook series. My children and foster children opened my eyes to the ongoing struggles in the foster system and the world of adoption. My own experience with foster care and adopting 11 wonderful children of dif
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Karen Jean Matsko Hood I am most prolific during times when I can relax. I can always write a poem during my busy life so I always carry pen and paper wherever I go. This so…moreI am most prolific during times when I can relax. I can always write a poem during my busy life so I always carry pen and paper wherever I go. This sometimes irritates the people around me but my family and friends have grown to accept that if I can jot down some notes..I become more relaxed.

Honestly ...I rarely heave a true block. I mainly lack enough long periods of time to write longer sections of my upcoming novels. I am determined to make time this summer. Author and Poet Karen Jean Matsko Hood(less)
Karen Jean Matsko Hood Everything!! I love to read and write and often dream of having more time to be able to devote to reading and writing. The best benefit to me is that …moreEverything!! I love to read and write and often dream of having more time to be able to devote to reading and writing. The best benefit to me is that it is a job and a passion.

I am the mother of 16 kids and writing allows me to work around my family and be able to work anytime day or night at home. Some people think that is also a problem as you live in your work area but I appreciate that I can do that.

Also writing keeps me somewhat same in my often chaotic world of living as a wife and mother in a family of 18!. Karen Jean Matsko Hood(less)
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Blueberry Delights Cookbook...

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message 8: by Qais

Qais Ghanem Karen; in case u have time to spare! about my books:
My two new books for 2019 are:
1. Democracy, Deity & Death - A Discussion by Four Arabs (Austin Macauley - London): publication 25 June.
a story whose basic settings are real and could feasibly happen in the real-world.
https://www.austinmacauley.com/authors
2. Taaali ma3ee nulahiquhu ila Tunis - تعالي معي نلاحقه إلى تونس https://austinmacauley.ae/books/come-... - 45 Dirhams
Qais Ghanem - Ottawa, Canada - if you need it: qghanem2@gmail.com
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These are the ‘Four Arabs’ who fill Qais Ghanem’s 130-page book with their opinions and discussions on ‘Democracy, Deity and Death,’ which is the sub-title of his book, but in essence, page after page, these four Arabs primarily discuss Islam as well as Sharia the 8th century laws whose weight has become the burden a billion Muslims today.
Every Muslim home should have a copy of ‘Four Arabs’ and they will find in it a reflection of the discussions all of us have, in varying degrees. Dr. Ghanem has done us all a tremendous favour and a service in using fiction to lay bare the truth we are told never to utter in public lest the ‘kufaar’ find a chink in non-existent armour.
Part of Review by TAREK FATAH , famous Toronto Author of Chasing a Mirage
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I highly recommend it to all who want to understand the Middle East and its three monotheistic traditions. It is both hopeful, in that the characters express hope for change, for the way in which the religions, and especially Islam, will find peace with modernity; and gloomy, in that the people being discussed still cannot let go of their great historical achievements, haven’t learned and are unlikely ever to learn how to use logic, and always fail to listen to each other, and so consensus among them is impossible! There are undoubtedly some minor exaggerations, but the writing is fluid, the momentum never wanes, and everything is all done so beautifully, with great dollops of heart-warming humour!
Prof. Abdulla Daar, author of Garment of Destiny, Toronto, Canada


message 6: by Jill

Jill Thank you for your friendship here on GRs, Karen.


Thomas Thanks for the GR friend request! It's really nice to meet you. :)


message 4: by Stacy

Stacy Gail Hi Karen! Thanks so much for Friending me. See you around the boards! :D


message 3: by Lisa

Lisa See Thanks for inviting me to be a Goodreads friend!


message 1: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 06:20PM)

Dale Thele Karen, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you the very best!


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