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Encouraging Children to READ, WRITE & CREATE

"I've always wanted to write, illustrate, and tell stories.  I was the class clown who loved to entertain my classmates, so naturally - telling stories went right along with it.  As an adult - coming back into schools as an author and illustrator, I love to inspire children to dream big, keep practicing skills that they are interested in, and hopefully give them a greater love for reading and writing."                    

                                                                                ~ Karen


Zuzu's Petals

Written by Karolyn 'Zuzu' Grimes & Karen Deming
Illustrated by Karen Deming

Moonbeam Childrens Book Awards

2018 Gold Medal Winner for Best Holiday Book

Royal Dragonfly Book Awards

2017 First Place Winner for Best Holiday Book

2017 First Place Winner for Best Illustrations

Story Monsters Ink | December 2016


Karolyn Grimes and Karen Deming were interviewed about their latest book release, "Zuzu's Petals, A Dream of 'It's a Wonderful Life.'"  The interview focused on the creation process of working together and the 70th anniversary of the film, "It's a Wonderful Life."

Guideposts Korea | September 2011


Karen was interviewed about her childrens book, "Do you know God made you?" and the ministry she and her husband founded, 'The Sparrow and the Seed' which distributes booklets of "Do you know God made you?" to outreach ministries such as, 'World Outreach Ministry Foundation' and 'Wycliffe Bible Translators.'

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