Waiting for Butterflies
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About the Author
Karen Sargent has a B.S. in English-Secondary Education, an M.A. in Teaching Rhetoric and Composition, and 22 years of experience teaching literature and writing at the high school and college levels. Her students have earned publication, scholarships, dinner at the governor's mansion, and (for 14 years in a row) all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C.
Karen has served multiple terms as president of regional and state English teachers' associations. She has presented at numerous state and regional English and education conferences, and she has been blessed to receive regional and state teaching awards, including the Robert J. Greef Award from the Missouri Association of Teachers of English, Southeast MO English Teacher of the Year, and the Heartland's Best Teacher Award from KFVS-TV.
In addition, Karen served four years as editor of the K-12 student publication, Missouri Youth Writes, and she completed the Missouri Writing Project, which is affiliated with the National Writing Project. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Missouri Writers' Guild, and attends the Heartland Writers' Guild and the SEMO Writers' Guild.
Karen lives in the beautiful Arcadia Valley with her husband and two daughters.