Best Selling Author Karen Ward-Wilder passion for writing sparked in college while taking a creative writing course at North Carolina
Agricultural & Technical State University, while pursuing a degree in Psychology.
Karen utilized her Psychology degree, working for over sixteen years with at-risk youth and families providing counseling, mediation, job
coaching and mentoring services. She has over fifteen years as a certified Mediator, and has mediated thousands of sessions involving
Parent and Youth, Youth to Youth conflicts at school and the community, Neighbor to Neighbor, Landlord and Tenant mediations and
Having a continual passion to write, Karen intertwined her passion of counseling and writing; in developing her first two books, “The
King’s Men,” and “It’s All About School.” She is currently updating her third book manuscript which will be completed this year in
2017. This will be a six-part book series. More details of Karen's upcoming book series to come. Karen also teaches a
course on self-publishing entitled "Basic Steps To Develop Your First Book." She has helped numerous participants become self-
published authors, through this course,
She has organized, secured sponsors, and presented several “Youth Book Give-A-Ways,” of book “It’s All About School.” Hundreds of
students received a complimentary copy of this educational book, in the Rochester, NY area. In addition, Karen organized a
"Youth Summer of Educational Thoughts" event, which featured the former World Light Welterweight Boxing Champion Charles Murray. Karen has over twelve years of experience in public speaking & relations, marketing, and promotion.
As a speaker, Karen has shared information about her writings at numerous events nationally and internationally; including the
historical Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, NY, events in Dallas and Houston TX, to name a few locations. She has appeared on
numerous tv show and in various newspapers. While on a twelve-day educational
tour with the Students In Africa organization, to Ghana and Senegal, West Africa; Karen's passion to write, inspired her to write a
dramatic skit entitled "Freedom In The Motherland," during this tours. This educational skit was performed in Ghana, West Africa, by
American and West African actors, actresses, and musicians. Karen can still hear the authentic beating of the drums...
To acknowledge the great works of others, Karen has written articles about various influential people, in several newspapers and
magazines; including the Minority Reporter. The articles written highlighted Farrah Gray who became an entrepreneur and millionaire at a
young age, and the Former Rochester, NY Police Chief Dr. Cedric Alexander, who is now a contributor to the national tv show CNN.