Briley Rossiter

Briley Rossiter: 12-Year-Old Author Shares Voice & Feet

Published in the March/April 2014 issue of Books Make a Difference magazine.
Briley Rossiter loves to listen to music, read popular adventure books, and sometimes gets annoyed with her little brother. But she’s also a published author, with a busy schedule of events, and a philanthropist. In Born an Angel, Briley tells the story of her sister’s diagnosis with a rare nervous system disorder, her family’s response, and the exciting details of how racing together has changed their lives. The intensely-protective older sister and preteen author hopes to spread an important message about inclusion. […]
Gary Mazzone Magers & Quinn

Gary Mazzone: Matchmaking Books & Bulk Buyers

Published in the January/February 2014 issue of Books Make a Difference magazine.
There was a point a few months ago when Gary Mazzone couldn’t see his fireplace. A stack of books, mostly advance reader copies (ARCs) from hopeful publishers, filled his living room. It is a recurring theme, but the literary clutter doesn’t last long. For the past two years, Gary has made it his mission to build and create partnerships within his community by helping organizations buy meaningful books in bulk. […]
Kerry Goulder

Kerry Goulder: Sewing Lasting Stories to Share

Published in the January/February 2014 issue of Books Make a Difference magazine.
Above a garage in coastal Maine, there is a magical place where gnomes go backpacking, buoys guide lobstermen, and bear buddies climb into igloos for the night. Each lovingly-crafted three-dimensional fabric character has a story to tell. In her new book, Sewing Tales to Stitch and Love, Kerry Goulder has infused real life stories into unending opportunities for make believe, and hopes to inspire other storytelling crafters to spread this magic throughout the world. [...]
dandelion Mom blogs

Mom Blogs: Writing in the Weeds

Published in the May/June 2013 issue of Books Make a Difference magazine.
Over the last few years, writing women, who happen to be mothers, have turned to blogging for more than space to share diary entries. The inter-connectedness of writing, life, motherhood, and growth means the stories on one blog are invariably tied to the stories of many others. Four mom bloggers talk about what writing their story, and reading other moms’ stories, has meant to them. [...]

A magazine writer and editor for much of her career, Karen writes for and publishes Books Make a Difference online magazine.

She is often asked to write features or columns for various other publications and web sites as well. In this section, you’ll find links to samples of her work.