Karen Halvorsen Schreck’s 2014 novel Sing For Me received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her previous novels include While He Was Away, a Finalist for the 2012 Oklahoma Young Adult Book Award, and Dream Journal, a 2006 Young Adult BookSense Pick. Her short stories have received various awards, including a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois State Arts Council Grant. Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives with her family in Wheaton, Illinois.
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