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Karen Stephen

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Childhood: Tow-headed dreamer and 4th grade city-wide writing contest winner
Teen: La Jolla body surfer, Morris Minor owner, stellar student
Twenty Something: Gave up chemistry and turned to psychology. Went straight thru from Kindergarten to Ph.D. Started 40 year psychologist career
Thirty Something: Mother of two, went from private practice to nation's largest HMO
No longer telling!: Retired psychologist. Grandmother to four who all love books. Author of suspense novels with thriller and romantic elements.
Published Novel: DEGREES OF OBSESSION http://amzn.to/1fP1SR0
Current project Marketing my second novel entitled MOTHER TONGUE about an American child advocate attorney with Corsican roots who takes a hiatus to France to overcome the tragic d
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Karen Stephen I write where my brain wants to go. Often alternate between fiction and non-fiction psychological stuff. And when the words don't come, I read.
Karen Stephen My favorite moments as a writer is when I look back over something I've written some time ago and say to myself...gosh, that's good!
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Mother Tongue: Lingua Corsa

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on white privilege

Powerfully said. Thank you!


Little Orchid




if you can take your leave during this conversation







that’s a privilege that you possess







why don’t you try this out instead







take a knee, look around and see







the racial inequalities that fill this country’s head







don’t stop at asking why people are angry







because that’s what you see on the surface







look deeper below and see what flows







throughout this countr

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