Karen Spears Zacharias is an author, a former crime-beat reporter, and a provocative storyteller. She began her first journalism job on her 40th birthday, proving once more that while it’s never too late to get started, older people have to work harder and drink less.
Her commentary has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN, USA Today, and on Good Morning America and NPR. Her debut novel, Mother of Rain (book one of the Christian Bend series) received the Weatherford Award 2013 for Best in Appalachian Fiction. She and husband Tim make their home in Hermiston, Ore. and worship at the First United Methodist Church.