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Karen Spears Zacharias  >is an author/journalist, and Gold Star daughter whose father was killed in Vietna >. Her work has been featured in  >the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Huffington Post and Newsweek > She was named 2018 West Virginia's Appalachian Heritage  >Writer by Shepherd University and West Virginia's Center for the Book. Karen's debut novel, Mother of Rain, was awarded the Weatherford for Best in Appalachian by Kentucky's Berea College. Karen >as served on the national advisory boards for >he Vietnam Women' > Memorial Fund and the Vietnam Memorial Wall Foundation.  >She lives in Deschutes County, Oregon, with her dog Hemingway, and volunteers with programs designed to help veterans and Gold Star familie >  She can be reached at KarenZach.com.


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