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BOOKS AND BARDS IS PLEASED TO HOST THE EXTRAORDINARY KAREN VANCE HAMMOND

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Marta Moran Bishop, author and poet, will sit down and chat with Karen Vance Hammond about her award winning paranormal novel Shoe Marks and her inspirational story. Shoe Marks is inspired by a true story and takes us deep into the world of the paranormal. A place where anything can happen.

Adopted at birth, Karen Vance Hammond was born with an ear disfigurement, dyslexia, and learning disabilities. Unable to read or communicate well at a young age, she was removed from mainstream education due to failure and placed in a special school. Karen didn't let that hamper her love of the written word. When she learned of a woman who lived in a home that had paranormal activity, she was intrigued by the story, approached the owner and asked if she could write a novel about their lives.

While living with her own doubts she got to work. After the final manuscript was complete, she submitted Shoe Marks; to publishing companies. After countless rejection letters, Karen was loosing all hope that Shoe Marks would be published.

Not only was it published, but it went on to become an award-winning novel in the literary category. It adorns the shelves of libraries and classrooms across the world. Shoe Marks is Synegebooks best selling title in the paranormal genre and has been in the top 100-seller bracket numberous times on Amazon. Karen's second novel, Secrets in the Shallows from The Monastery Murders series, co-authored with Kimberly Brouillette has made the top 100 on Amazon twice since its debut and is now an award-winning title. Falling in love with the craft of writing, Karen is currently creating her third and fourth paranormal novels, entitled The Crossroads and The Stone.

I hope you will join us as we delve into the world of the paranormal and talk with the inspirational genius that is Karen Vance Hammond.

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