Wyoming author, Karen Schutte, will be conducting a virtual Zoom discussion of her latest novel, A Far Place, in collaboration with the Powell Library on November 12th from 6 to 7:30 PM. Karen was born and raised on a ranch in Northwest Wyoming. Upon retirement from her chosen career of design, Karen felt compelled to record her family’s history of German immigration. As the oldest grandchild and great-grandchild on her mother’s side, she dove into the historical research with the intent of documenting her family information. The unexpected result was her first novel, The Ticket.
Since then, Karen has gone on to write four other novels based on the lives of her ancestors. Her books offer a beautiful glimpse into the lives of Wyoming settlers and the history of Wyoming. Karen has won multiple awards for her books including the John E. Weaver Excellent Reads Award for a Historical Series and first in Historical Fiction by the Wyoming State Historical Society. Her book Flesh on the Bone was an Award-Winning Finalist in both the Fiction-Historical and Cover Design categories of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards.
Karen is currently working on her sixth book titled, A Far Place which is about the settlement and homesteading of Emblem where her grandparents put down roots 120 years ago. Karen says, “Writing to me is an unintended, emotional release, a journey of discovery, and a cherished gift that I have discovered at this late date in my life. I hope I have enough years left to accomplish all that I have planned.” Join Karen to learn about her upcoming book and to hear an excerpt. A Q&A session will be held at the end. Sign up at the front desk of the Powell Library.