Karen has published more than 1,000 pieces including articles, essays and book contributions. While her copywriting work crosses genres and sectors, her primary specialties include agriculture, horticulture, healthcare, rural development, and organizational operations. Her commercial copywriting includes digital and print work produced for all clients of all sizes from small businesses to national brands. She’s familiar with operational methods Lean Six Sigma and Kata, and possesses a working knowledge of French.

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  • First Place, Flash Fiction, 2020 “False Hearts” writer advice.com
  • President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award, 2009, Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi
  • Tennessee Press Association, 2nd place for editing of a special edition of The Daily News, 2009
  • Writer’s Weekly, short story Contest 3rd place, 2005
  • Nominated for “Simply the Best” award, Medtronic Sofamor Danek 2004
  • Memphis Magazine Short Story Contest 2nd place, 2003
  • Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Hernando Farmer’s Market Invited Speaker 2009 and 2010.
  • 2011 Great Works of the Heart Essay Contest, Briarcrest High School, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mississippi Main Street Association’s 2014 Destination Downtown, Guest Speaker/Moderator for panel “Girl Power, Women Entrepreneurs in Mississippi”
  • Invited Guest Speaker, “Sparkplugs for Infrastructure”, The Rensselaerville Institute, Emory & Henry College, 2015