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Karey Parker (K.S.R. Kingworth)

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in Salt Lake City


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Books have been meaningful to me my entire life. Back in high school, there were books that came at just the right time to help me understand how I fit in the world in a way that made more sense. Because of them I knew I wasn't the only one who felt different, or lived with difficult things, or was faced with hard choices. I've spent twelve long years pulling the story of Secret Speakers out of the air, almost as if it was floating around me, ready to be captured and put on paper. Now it's ready for you to hold in your hands. For me, my greatest hope is that it will be, for some of you, the book that comes along at the perfect time to guide you on your own journey through this bewildering thing called life. Fair O'Nelli lives in a cellar fo ...more

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And so, every day I'm trying to spread my wings by spreading a message of comfort to those who know no comfort, a message of companionship to those who feel utterly alone. The only way to soar is to share. It is through service that we are made whole.

We all get second chances. We all have the capacity to give. And it is by giving that we know God. God bless you. God bless all those who suffer. Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.42 · 215 ratings · 77 reviews · 1 distinct work
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Secret Speakers (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: School Library Journal starred review and description: (June 2010 issue) "Gr 8 Up—This imaginative fantasy centers on Fair O'Nelli, who has spent the last nine years living in a cellar with her dog, Sauveren, to avoid discovery and possibly the same fate as her missing father and younger brother. She is released from hiding when she turns 13 and accepts a task from Thelras, Mother Queen of Light, to journey to the unknown Selador's Gate in search of a mysterious individual named Selador. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, Fair travels in the company of her dog and three guardians. Along the way, they encounter enough magic, adventure, and intrigue to satisfy even the most die-hard fantasy fans. The book culminates in a confrontation between Fair and Harrold King, the evil ruler of Cloven Grave, and his sidekick Pewgen Flype, who is responsible for the enslavement of children in the caves of Osden Shorn. A likable heroine, Fair discovers courage, conviction, and friendship in her search for Selador. Readers familiar with C.S. Lewis's "Narnia Chronicles" will spot the religious symbolism scattered throughout the book, while the epic nature of Fair's quest will remind others of J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" novels. Although Kingworth may borrow elements from these beloved stories, she has created a rich, detailed fantasy world that is unique and as vivid as all of them with charming, whimsical touches. Secret Speakers was originally released in serial form as a cell-phone novel at TextNovel.com, where it was wildly popular."
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Karey Karey said: " Half the Sky is a seminal work on the oppression of girls and women worldwide that is shocking, riveting and surprisingly hopeful. Every woman and college-age girl should read Kristof and WuDunn's book. I've discussed it with my husband and each of m ...more "

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“There are many ways to be alone, and some of them are almost divine. There is a feeling that comes from being at peace in such a solitary moment, sensing in a very deep way that the space you occupy is important and fulfills the measure of its creation by simply being”
K.S.R. Kingworth (aka Karey Shane), Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate

“Your body lets you know what your heart is trying to tell you”
K.S.R. Kingworth (aka Karey Shane), Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate

“Knowledge is truth.
Truth is light.
Light is power.
Light invites more light
and banishes that which is dark.
Darkness is another power altogether.
Use your power wisely and well.”
K.S.R. Kingworth (aka Karey Shane), Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate


FBC Self-Nominated Authors Poll for September/October 2010.

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message 99: by Linda

Linda Atnip Hi Karey,

So pleased to welcome you as a new friend! Your novel sounds fascinating and one that I would enjoy reading. I hope you will get a chance to read & review my latest, "Conversations with Mr. Kiki." It may read like science fiction, but it actually happened!

Best wishes,


message 98: by Kevin

Kevin Brown Thanks Karey

message 97: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Karey.

message 96: by P.Q.

P.Q. Glisson Hi Karey,
Thanks for wanting to become my friend. :)
Please take a moment to check out my debut novel, Her Sanctuary which is doing quite well and is available at many bookstore websites including amazon.com where you can "look inside" for a sneak preview.
Please feel free to peruse my profile and see what I'm currently working on.
I look forward to exchanging book recs with you and chatting about, oh, I don't know, whatever comes to mind. :)
Thanks again! Her Sanctuary by P.Q. Glisson

message 95: by William

William O'Brien Hi Karey - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William

Shalonda Williams-Lynard Just dropping by to say hi! Have a great week.

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Karey! I got my copy of Secret Speakers today. It is such a beautiful book! I can't wait to read it again. Thank you so very much. Much love my friend! :)

message 92: by Marc

Marc Hi Karey, thanks a lot for your friend request and your visit on my website (that can be translated in "site web" in french ^_~). Btw, your french is really good !

Best wishes :)

The Book Posh Hello Karey! I was delighted to receive my signed and numbered copy of your book for Christmas! I wish you all of the best! I feel so famous with my name mentioned in the back!

message 90: by Vanessa

Vanessa Hi Karey!

Thanks for the connection! The writing is coming along, thanks for asking. I am enjoying your Oprah's book club, here on Goodreads!


Mercedeh tnx karey

Christine Hi Karey, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 87: by Cheryl

Cheryl Hey Karey,

How is everything going?? I hope all is well and that you're feeling better! :-)

I hope you'll consider reading Lancelot's Lady, my debut romance novel on Textnovel. I've entered it in the Dorchester contest and I can really use the support. I need all the votes I can get.

Lancelot's Lady is a manuscript that is unfinished (I'm adding chapters daily right now) and I'm really excited about where it's going and the response I've gotten so far. Since I usually write suspense novels, this romance thing is a bit of a challenge. lol

Please vote "thumbs up" if you enjoy it.


All the best,

Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
author of Whale Song

message 86: by Karey

Karey Drizzleherb wrote: "Happy Pi Day!


Yum, yum! I want some right now. I LOVE a tart apple pie.

message 85: by Karey (last edited Mar 16, 2009 10:01AM)

Karey Jeanne wrote: "Hi Karey,

LOL! I also studied with Mark Strand in poetry workshops (University of Washington). One day, he read one of my poems, "Air". I had really worked on it and thought it was pretty good. When he finished reading it, he held up the paper, took a deep breath and blew the paper up toward the ceiling.

I see I'm not the only one who has had the pleasure of being in one of Mark Strand's classes. At the end of the semester he said, "I don't know why you've all been working so hard all semester writing poems. All you had to do is write one and I would have given you an A." We all about leaped over our desks to strangle him.

message 84: by Keyanah

Keyanah Happy Pi Day!

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message 83: by Lisette

Lisette Brodey Hi Karey:

SECRET SPEAKERS sounds wonderful. What a delightful and engaging premise!

Best wishes,

message 82: by Jeanne

Jeanne Hi Karey,

On your profile, you wrote: "Before graduating with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Utah in 1987, Kingworth was taught by Mark Strand, former Poet Laureate of the United States. He said one of her poems sounded like a Hallmark Card, (which she took as a compliment . . . ?)"

LOL! I also studied with Mark Strand in poetry workshops (University of Washington). One day, he read one of my poems, "Air". I had really worked on it and thought it was pretty good. When he finished reading it, he held up the paper, took a deep breath and blew the paper up toward the ceiling.

Christine Hi from down under Karey. Dropped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.

Blessings CJ

message 80: by Hilda

Hilda I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed reading your book :)

I love this particular genre of books and it was exceptional. I can't wait to read the next one and see what you decide to title it after taking the poll.

When will you be having the group discussion about the book? Do I qualify for a free signed copy?

Happy New Year BTW :)



Heavenlypeachgarden Happy 2009 to you

message 78: by Mari

Mari Coming by to wish you all good this Christmas, and New Year Holidays.

Want to say, thank you, Karey, for sharing your heart with all of us here, thanks for your writing, for your wonderful ideas of groups, for your openness, for your beauty.

God bless you and yours deeply!

message 77: by Cintia

Cintia Hey, thanks for the add! :)

The Book Posh Hi,

I'm promoting Secret Speakers on Twitter!!


Mrs. Optimus

message 75: by Liz

Liz Thanks for the friend req. I've been following you for a while but felt unworthy of your friendship. LOL! Just kidding. :) Happy Friday.

Kimberly Thanks for the friends add...good to meet you.

message 73: by Dorothy

Dorothy Book recommendation: The only book every adult needs. Great baby shower gift. If I'd Only Known...Sexual Abuse in or out of the Family: A Guide to Prevention. http://www.gen-assist.com

The book every parent/caretaker needs to keep children safe. Seven compelling parent approved and child tested techniques to thwart would-be sex offenders.


message 72: by Chase

Chase Von Hi Karey and thanks for the connect here:) I was just watching your video and yes, I like it:)

(Looks like in the end he still hasn't learned:)

Hoping this finds you well as I see from some of the other comments you may or might be a bit under the weather....

If so I do hope your back to how you wish to be soon...

Best wishes to you and yours

Chase Von

message 71: by William

William Hello Karey
Thanks for the add

William Elliott Hazelgrove
http://www.billhazelgrove.com Rocket Man by William Elliott Hazelgrove

message 70: by Redman

Redman Thanks for the friendship,Karey!

message 69: by Mari

Mari Stepping by to say hi!

All good for you :)

Heavenlypeachgarden Dear Karey
Have a great all Hallows
best wishes to your family


message 67: by Hertzan

Hertzan Chimera Karey Shane,
many thanks for commenting on my 'Planet of the Owls' book promo vid. Good luck with your forthcoming surgery.


message 66: by Rita

Rita Thank you so much for finding me, Karey! I'm glad we're friends!
All my best wishes,

message 65: by Nicole

Nicole Thanks for the add! Hope you're well!! You're writing looks amazing by the way. Haven't time to read books for pleasure at the mo, back to college, just prescribed reading upon more prescribed reading!!haha! Anyhows, take care, Much Love,
Nicole x

message 64: by Meghan

Meghan You guessed right. I am a fan of Ginny Weasley. And Harry Potter for that matter. But I like lot's of other stuff as well! Thanks for the comment!

message 63: by Holly

Holly Jacobs Hi, Karey!!

Thanks so much for friending me!


ONCE UPON A THANKSGIVING...available at eHarlequin.com now and on shelves in October!

Nathalie Dear Karey,

sorry to read about your health problems. I hope that your treatment is 100% succesful.

Lots and lots of love.


message 61: by Ivana

Ivana Thanks for stopping by, K.S.R., lovely to hear from you. A Decent Ransom is being released in a few weeks time so I'm suitably excited:), fingers crossed I'll get some readers:) How are you doing?
Cheers, Ivana

Bobbie  Crawford I just needed to send you some ((((((hugs)))))))

Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

message 59: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello K.S.R,

Thank you for being my friend.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Good fortune on "Secret Speakers and the Search for Selador's Gate".

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend. Best regards.

message 58: by Jatana

Jatana Williams Thank you so much for the add! Blessings!

Brigid ✩ oh thanx for reviewing my sister's writing. ;D i'm sure she'll appreciate that. XD she still won't believe me even though i keep telling her what a good writer she is and how much ppl on goodreads luv her writing. lol.

Brigid ✩ awesome! ;D i do love Maximum Ride! the first two books in the series are sooooo amazing! somewhere in the third book it started going downhill for me. but the first two are definitely worth reading. the plot is really good and i luv all the characters!

message 55: by Hertzan

Hertzan Chimera Karey Shane,
many thanks for being my friend - I really like your your attitude, your (do they use this term anymore?) moxy.


Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Thanks very much for the invite! Good to connect with you here! Best Wishes!

message 53: by Karen

Karen W Nice to meet you :-)
You have some interesting books on your list.

message 52: by Dianne

Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your friends. See you in Constant Readers.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

message 51: by Liz

Liz Sorry to be so long in accepting the invitation to add. I'm a fan of George MacDonald, C.S.Lewis, Harper Lee and Mark Twain, too.

I love your picture. Very beautiful. Very authorly.

Thanks again!

Liz Adair
Author of
The Spider Latham Mystery Series
Mist of Quarry Harbor
Lucy Shook's Letters from Afghanistan (editor)
Counting the Cost (out in November 08)

message 50: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi K.S.R. and thanks for adding me as a friend. You have wonderful quotes and I love them all. If you have time, I'd love for you to visit my web site, jeanniebarber.com. I'm a novice writer so feel free to make any kind of suggestions, ideas or thoughts to correct it. While you're there, please sign the guestbook, too!

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