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Karen Spears Zacharias grew up in a military family. Her father was killed in action in 1966. That early experience led Karen into a career as a journalist. She studied at Berry College, Oregon State University and Eastern Oregon University.

Karen has worked at newspapers around the country. Her commentary has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, CNN, National Public Radio and The Huffington Post.

She has served on the advisory boards for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Education Center. She is a member of Sons & Daughters in Touch and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Crime writer Ann Rule urged Karen to write the story of KARLY SHEEHAN: The True Crime story behind K
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Karen Spears Zacharias I sit in my chair and read. Usually from a poetry book of Marjory Wentworth or from the book Irrational Season by Madeline L'Engle. Or something from…moreI sit in my chair and read. Usually from a poetry book of Marjory Wentworth or from the book Irrational Season by Madeline L'Engle. Or something from the Bible. (less)
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Murder & the DNA Dilemma

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In 2012, Amyjane Brandhagen was found murdered in an Oregon motel room. She had been brutally stabbed to death. Amyjane was no stranger to our family. We had attended church with her family, had participated in Bible Studies with her mom and dad. Our daughters had babysat Amyjane and her younger sister.

Amyjane’s murder rocked the community of Pendleton, Oregon. A vivacio...

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“Forgiveness is not to condone or minimize the awfulness of an atrocity or wrong. It is to recognize its ghastliness but to choose to acknowledge the essential humanity of the perpetrator and to give that perpetrator the possibility of making a new beginning. It is an act of much hope and not despair.”
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“We were keeping a tally of who is to blame and how much. Shawn was at the top and Sarah wasn’t far behind.”
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“The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
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“We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.”
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“Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.”
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