Exciting News! The Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior is now available in paperback and ebook.

Continue reading to learn why we put together this short story anthology for our friend as a fund-raiser to help pay for medical and rehabilitation costs.

Karen DeLabar is a friend, writer, wife, and mother of two precious little girls. She is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet online or in person. She is an effervescent presence in the Twitterverse and a supporter of indie writers on her blog: http://karendelabar.com/. Karen lives her life with her heart on her sleeve. She is a warrior for life and a champion of love.

A while back there was a conversation between friends and they were talking about Karen. Karen’s name came up and there was confusion. ‘Which Karen are you talking about?’ someone asked. Another person responded, ‘Orange Karen’, meaning Karen DeLabar, referring to her orange hair. Since then the nickname stuck.

This past summer our dear friend was hospitalized with a life-threatening illness. We almost lost her to Toxic Shock Syndrome, but because of excellent medical care, her fighting spirit, and love and support from friends and family, she survived. However, her life since has been riddled with rehabilitation, surgeries and doctor’s appointments. She has endured more than anyone should have to endure at thirty years old. By the time you read this she will have had her pinkie toe amputated (which she likes to refer as ‘zombie pinkie toe’). Multiple sessions in a hyperbaric chamber have increased circulation to the rest of her appendages, hopefully saving further loss of limb.

As you can imagine, it is a miracle that Karen is alive, but it has come with medical costs. We love Karen. We love words. We love writing. We wanted to come together to show our support for Karen through this anthology with all proceeds going to Karen and her family to help assist with her medical costs.

The anthology is now available in paperback and ebook. There are 39 stories by 40 talented authors. All stories center around the theme, “orange”. Romance, humor, sci-fi, paranormal, inspirational, fantasy…you’ll find something for everyone in this book. Happy reading and thank you for your support!

Thank you.

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Leslie Dicken

    Wow, I had no idea! I’ve conversed with Karen on Twitter several times. I’m not sure if I’ll have a chance to submit to the anthology but if someone puts together a fundraiser with donated items, I have a beautiful orange button charm bracelet I could donate.

  2. angelicadawson

    Don’t know when I’ll find the time, but I will! Karen was good enough to review my book during that difficult time. I can’t thank her enough.


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