K. L. (Karen Lea) McKee has had a passion for writing since she was a young girl. After raising two rambunctious boys and earning her B.A. in English from Regis University, she renewed her desire to write faith-based stories. Karen worked in the Reference Center of her local library for twenty-nine years, retiring to pursue writing full time. She and her husband reside in Western Colorado.

Karen will talk about the writing process, where ideas come from, and why she wrote a book about Vietnam and the soldiers who fought there.

The veterans of the Vietnam War fought an unwanted war with no clear picture of how to win the conflict. They did not volunteer, but were drafted with no choice but to go. When they came home, they were treated with disgust and hatred. Worth Waiting For was inspired by how our country treated these brave Americans.







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