Karen Gorback, Author

Welcome!


Karen Gorback is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of her first children's picture book titled Nathan and Nana Cassandra -- Superheroes, with a release date of November 1, 2018 by Waldorf Publishing (www.waldorfpublishing.com). This book celebrates diversity as it tells the story of a young boy who learns that everyone can be a superhero by doing good deeds in his/her neighborhood.  Click on the cover below to watch a video trailer of the book.  Preorder on Amazon.

Nathan and Nana Cassandra Take the Lead will be published in 2019, also by Waldorf Publishing.  With diverse characters, this story helps children learn about "leadership" by watching Nathan and Nana find a new reader for the library's "story time," after the existing reader moves to another city.  Get ready to giggle as Nathan learns how to "take the lead."

You will also enjoy reading Karen's humorous memoir about the summer she hitchhiked through the desert with her grandma.  It's titled "The Jackpot" in Chicken Soup for the Soul -- My Amazing Mom, available on Amazon.  Special thanks to Barnes and Noble at the Westlake Village Promenade for hosting a terrific book signing on May 5, 2018!

Karen's award-winning novel Freshman Mom is available in paperback and electronic format at Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.com. This book tells the story of a single parent who experiences the joys and challenges of going back to college while raising a family.  Please click on the cover below to enjoy a video trailer of Freshman Mom.

Freshman Mom won the 2015 Regional Excellence Book Award in Adult Fiction in the Western Region for its representation of a fictional, coastal town in Central California.   

  • "I really do believe this novel has a solid market. So many people in this country going into second careers, second lives and extra education. Your story brims with humanity, and I think that's the aspect that will most appeal to people."  -- Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self Published Book Awards
  • Hooray! Freshman Mom was named a "Finalist" in the Readers' Favorite 2014 International Book Contest.