Monday, August 13, 2012

Join Me On My New Website

Hi. This is my original blog. I've decided to leave it up because it chronicles my journey as a writer. However, when my memoir, Breaking the Code came out, I realized I needed more than just a blog. I needed a website. I am now blogging on my website at: StoryMatters2 . Please join me there for more current information. Sincerely, Karen Fisher-Alaniz

Friday, April 27, 2012

Documentary and Events

Just stopping by my blog-away-from-blog for a few updates. Three advanced film students from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington have just finished filming a documentary about my father and our book. They did lots of on-camera interviews with me, Dad, and my mom. The debut showing is on Friday, May 4th at 7pm on the Whitman campus. I'm looking forward to seeing how they put it all together. But mostly I'm nervous about seeing myself on a big screen - YIKES! The month of May is full of book events. Leavenworth, WA at A Book For All Seasons and Bellingham, WA at Village Books, to name a few. For a complete schedule, visit my regular blog at . Happy Writing and remember to Write Now - Because it's Later Than You Think! ~Karen

Friday, March 23, 2012

Free Double-Signed Copy of my book

Hello there, Friends! I was interviewed on the Women's Memoirs website recently. Part two, which is all about book marketing is now live! But here's the best part; if you leave a comment, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a double-signed copy of Breaking the Code.

My father is only doing local events with me, so a book signed by him is becoming quite rare. This is your opportunity to get one for yourself...Free! Nothin' better than free, right? Here's the link to the interview;

Friday, March 16, 2012

What does MS have to do with my memoir?

You won't see mention of Multiple Sclerosis in my memoir, Breaking the Code. And yet, it has shaped who I am and how I came to writing. It's something I've kept quite personal but in honor of National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month, I've decided to tell my story. You can read it here;

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First You Tube Video

Hiya, Friends! I've just posted my first-ever You Tube video. You can see it by heading on over to the blog on my website. It is book related and something I hope to do more of in the future. Happy Viewing! ~Karen

Saturday, December 31, 2011

To Resolute or not to Resolute...

...that is the question. I know more people who never make resolutions than people who do. Why is that? I think it's because we make resolutions that only end up making us feel like a failure by the end of the year - or maybe even by the end of the month!

I've done it both ways. And 2012 will be a resolution year for me.


That's my resolution. What that means to me is that I intend to simplify my home and subsequently, my life. On a more practical level, it means that I will keep Goodwill, Freecycle, and Ebay busy this year.

So, what about you? Do you have a resolution this year? Or maybe intention is a better word. What do you intend to do this year? ~Karen

photo: Damn the Torpedoes - Full Speed Ahead

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free Books!

To my dear friends who go waaay back (in my corner of the blogosphere)!

I'd love it if one of you, or many of a free book. My publisher, Sourcebooks, is offering up ten free copies of Breaking the Code, in a drawing. Just go to Goodreads, find my book and click on "Enter to Win." Contest goes through Sunday, December 18th!

Good Luck!