Carrying Independence


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.98 inches | 1.42 pounds

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About the Author

Karen A. Chase is an award-winning author and photographer. Originally from Calgary, Canada, throughout her childhood Karen traveled through the United States in an R.V. with her family. Those journeys instilled a lifelong love of history, travel, and learning. She has lived in the United States since 1990 when she enrolled as a foreign-exchange student, studying advertising art in San Antonio, Texas. After more than ten years working for advertising agencies and design studios a professional graphic designer--a career that took her to Virginia--she launched her own branding and design studio, 224Design, in 2004. It continues today, with a focus on rebranding authors and companies. A long-standing member of James River Writers and the Virginia Historical Society, she is also a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Historical Novelist Society, the Women's Fiction Writers Association, and the American Revolutionary Round Table. She resides with her partner, Ted, in Richmond, Virginia.


"It is seldom we see women approaching fiction during a time period like the American Revolution, a time rife with bloody battles and political intrigue. Karen A. Chase has taken on the task with this first novel and handled it with the grace of an experienced storyteller and historian."
-- Beth Macy, New York Times Best selling author of Factory Man and Dopesick

"Believable characters, an engaging narrative, and a sense of historical reality... The best aspect for me, of course, is the presence of Shawnee people who are reasonable, thinking human beings."
-- Colin Calloway, National Book Award Finalist for The Indian World of George Washington, and Professor Native American Studies Dartmouth College

"Karen A. Chase's new novel tells the gripping story, based on historical fact, of the heroic efforts to keep the signed copy of the Declaration of Independence out of the hands of invading British forces. For anyone interested in the American Revolution and birth of our nation this is a compelling read."
-- James Horn, President & CO Jamestown Rediscovery Historic Jamestown and author of 1619

"Sometimes you can learn more about a war from a good novel than you can from a history book. That's what Karen A. Chase does in Carrying Independence. She vividly evokes what it was like to be in the trenches of the Revolutionary War in a way that few--if any--historians have done."
-- Marc Leepson, author of What So Proudly We Hailed, and Lafayette: The Idealist General