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Karla Oceanak

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Karla Oceanak is the author of the Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel Series, which has been honored with a Colorado Book Award, a Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Regional Book Award, an IndieNext selection, and other accolades. She has worked as a writer and editor for more than twenty years and has authored more than 100 books, some of which have been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Hebrew. Karla and her husband, Scott, live in Colorado with their three teenage boys in a house strewn with ping-pong balls, cell phone chargers, video games, books, and dirty socks. ...more

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Don't be a big fat chicken

Picture I bought this art glass chicken when I moved into my studio about four years ago. I had a new space, a new desk, and lots of new bookshelves. Filling the shelves wouldn't be hard, what with the billions of books I hoard. But instead of shoehorning in nothing but books, I indulged my nesting instinct and made room for a few additional objects on the shelves, such as photos of my kids and an hourgl Read more of this blog post »
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“own awesomeness. I was in Hawaii with Jack and Bee and Mr.”
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“Goosy is my grandma. Her real name is Lucy. When I was little, I couldn’t say Grandma Lucy, so I called her Goosy. Now everybody calls her that. I guess you’d say it’s her nickname. Goosy thinks I’m artistic just because I drew a few cute pictures when I was little. Also, one day when I was coloring, I put a pair of underwear on my head. Goosy thought it looked like I was wearing an artist’s hat, so she took a picture of me. (WHY did I put underwear on my head? I don’t remember! I was only 3, for crying out loud!)”
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“It's the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.”
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Karla Oceanak Jacqie wrote: "Hi Karla,
I have a friend, Sarah Wernsing, who writes and would love an introduction, if you're still interested in a collaboration. Sarah works as an academic advisor in the English department an..."


Sure! Give her my email! oceanak@comcast.net Our writers' group is also seeking an additional member or two.


Jacqie Hi Karla,
I have a friend, Sarah Wernsing, who writes and would love an introduction, if you're still interested in a collaboration. Sarah works as an academic advisor in the English department and has a master's degree in English herself. I know her from her time in the book store. She's pretty awesome! Is it okay to give her some contact information or would you like her contact info?

Jacqie


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