Karen Talcott

Karen C. Talcott is the co-author of the devotional books published by Chicken Soup for the Soul, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Women, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Mothers and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times. Her work was also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More and most recently in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Parenthood. She has a variety of new projects in the works, including several children’s books and many more devotional short stories.

Karen’s experience in writing came from fifteen years in the classroom and a master’s degree in curriculum from Oregon State University. While no longer teaching elementary school, Karen continues to share her experiences and knowledge through her writing and speaking engagements. After the birth of her twins and caring for a two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Karen decided to focus her attention on freelance writing. Her husband, Leland, and three children, Kara, Griffin, and Taylor, are very supportive of her writing, and for this she is thankful.

Born in the beautiful state of Oregon, Karen now resides in Florida. She finds her best inspiration comes in the morning on her long walks with her two Golden Retrievers. Story ideas and titles seem to flow as she communes in God’s world. Working on the Chicken Soup for the Soul devotional series has been one of her most rewarding writing endeavors. Reading the stories, scriptures, and prayers by the many contributors has affected her life in a very personal way. She is thankful to be a part of this amazing series and knows that God’s mighty hand is in each and every one of the stories collected. It is her hope that you, the reader, will also find God’s amazing grace in the pages of this book.

In her spare time, what precious moments there are, she enjoys her children and their many sports and activities, gardening, walking, and faithfully attending her local church. She can be reached at Kartalcott@aol.com.