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February 23, 2020

It is hard to believe but Lent starts this Wednesday as our ashes are applied. As a child, I always attempted to give up a food I liked and found the fast lasted about three days. I think that's because I didn't understand what Lent was really about. I played the marty...

January 30, 2020

Why let your children or grandchildren get cavities? Fill their Easter Baskets with Faith, Fun, and Reading! 

Meet the Sisters of the Last Straw, a community of Sisters working hard to overcome their bad habits. Join these lovable misfit nuns as they learn to love...

January 24, 2020

The new books arrived. Book #6 of the series, The Case of the Easter Egg Escapades, came in a brown box on my front porch.  It never gets old. The first sight of my work in book form fills me with a sense of joy! I am doing what I always dreamed of, writing. The thrill...

January 20, 2020

I have decided to spend the next few weeks sharing my thoughts on character creation. Writers tend to concentrate on plot, language, and style. All of these are important, but without interesting, distinctive, and sympathetic characters you will lose your readers. Afte...

June 2, 2019

Karen Kelly Boyce, Author & Speaker

June 2019 Newsletter

For Parents:

Reading and Summertime

How did I become a writer? I have often wondered that. I think it had a lot to do with my living just a few blocks from the Barron Library in Woodbridge, NJ. I would while away the...

March 2, 2019

As you know from my last blog, I am working on a new novel that is in a completely new genre. It's a murder mystery! However, as a writer I never work on just one project at a time. I am also editing a middle-grade book. It's an adventure incorporating contemplative pr...

February 7, 2019

I have a novel with six chapters finished that has been sitting on my computer for a few years. It's a murder mystery. Those who know me, know that I am a voracious reader. My favorite passion is murder mysteries. I don't like gory or violent works but love detectives...

January 20, 2019

A Writer's process

January 5, 2019

For many years, I worked as an R.N.  I worked with premature babies, on hospital floors and in nursing homes. I used my talents. My talents were helping patients deal with their fears and pain, guiding them to healing, observing them for hidden health problems. Sure, I...

December 27, 2018

Christmas is over. The gifts are given. The decorations don't have to come down until my husband's birthday on January 6th (our tradition). So why can't I get back to my writing routine? I want to devote 2-3 hours to writing each day.

I have a new children's book, "The...