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Hi I'm Karen

I'm the editor of Victorian Violet Press, an online poetry and arts magazine. I'm a published poet, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I am a native Californian, married to a British man. We live in Southern California and run a small business that we have had for 20 years. We enjoy traveling to England once a year to see extended family, including grandchildren. In my spare time I write poetry. I also publish a mainstream online poetry magazine that includes artists, musicians, photographers, dancers, vocalists, and poets.

Why I am a Mormon

I read The Book of Mormon from beginning to end before joining the church. I checked through all the literature I could find, searched the local library and Christian book stores for more information regarding LDS teachings. In the end it all came down to my belief in The Book of Mormon. Today my testimony of its truthfulness is as strong as it was 18 years ago. I sensed it was an inspired book from the day I opened the cover. Our whole family was baptized together, five of us, when the youngest child was 8 years old. It has been the best decision we have ever made as a family. This church has changed our lives.

How I live my faith

I attend church each week. My calling is a ward missionary. Whenever possible, I try help the homeless on the street and show compassion for everyone I come in contact with.