About Me

Karen Yvonne Hamilton 

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Walt Whitman says about his autobiography, Specimen Days “…At any rate I obey my happy hour’s command, which seems curiously imperative. May-be, if don’t do anything else, I shall send out the most wayward, spontaneous, fragmentary book ever printed.” This is what I feel at this juncture of my life, the need to gather together memories of my ancestors as well as my own memories into some semblance of order. Because all of those fragments, all of the fragments that make up any life, become stories.

I am the mother of three sons, who affectionately (I hope!) call me ‘gypsy mom’ because I tend to wander around a bit soaking in the universe’s wonders. I am currently working towards an MFA in Creative Writing at Florida Atlantic University. I have published essays with Heritage Press, Florida Living, and the St. Pauls Review. I am currently working on a book of poems about the Florida Everglades pioneers and a memoir about grief and the bonds of friendship. I live in my hometown, Jupiter, Florida and work as a freelance writer and curriculum specialist.

Karen is the author of

back to school anththology2Back to School Memoir Anthology

poetry workbook cover2Playing with Words: A Poetry Writing Workshop

Lilys AdventuresLily’s Adventures

safe counsel loveSafe Counsel: Advice on Love & Marriage from the Late 19th Century

detail_1157620Lifetales: A Workbook for Writing Your Lifestories

safe counselSafe Counsel: A Complete Guide to Health Care and Home Remedies in the Late 1800′s

safe counsel pregnancySafe Counsel: A Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childcare in the Late 1800′s

The Freelance Writer’s Toolkit

Creative Writing WorkshopCreative Writing Workbook for Middle and High School

2nd editionSummer Learning: Creative Ideas and Tools to Keep Your Child Learning All Summer Long

detail_1159376Writing Your Memoirs Workshop: A Manual for Instructors

poetry workbook 1 coverPoetry Writing Workshop: A Workbook for Students

Fiction Writer WorkshopFiction Writing Workshop: A Workbook for Students 

short story workshopShort Story Writing: A Workbook for Students

5 Responses to About Me

  1. Are you offering a Memoir Journal competition this year? Seriously. I’ve only just found your page, but I’m interested..Kari

  2. Papatia says:

    Impressive! 🙂 Any chance you are a beta reader :P?

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