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Karen Spears Zacharias

Where's Your Jesus Now?

PRESENTING:Different Takes on Faith: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Congaree; Publishing: An Inside Look: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Carolina


KAREN SPEARS ZACHARIAS is the nation's leading authority on chicken salvation. She was adopted at an advanced age by Lucky Earl, a rooster she saved from certain death. Karen is a columnist & editorial writer for the Fayetteville Observer in Fayetteville, N.C.

Karen's third book, Where’s Your Jesus Now? offers a seriously funny look at fear and has earned her a reputation as the "evangelical Annie Lamott."

Winston Groom declared Where’s Your Jesus Now? a "witty, intelligent and poignant analysis of organized religion today." Paste Magazine says it is a "a potent rebuttal to the contemporary commentary that only the stupid can be religious and that intelligence beats faith every time."

Karen is the "rarest, most valuable kind of speaker and writer," says George Weinstein, of the Atlanta Writers Club. "She transports her audiences through vivid storytelling."
Karen taught journalism and feature writing at Central Washington University, Centralia, Wash., and served as the 2008 author-in-resident for the Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts. Fairhope, Alabama.

Author Sonny Brewer says, "If this writer should ever turn evangelist, the stadium will be full every night."

She was an editorial panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts, Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, Random House, 2006. Other works have appeared in Oregon Literary Review and Blue Moon Café Anthology, the New York Times, Newsweek and on National Public Radio.

Karen lives in the village at Pinehurst No.2, the golfer’s Fenway Park, where she is at work on her next book, Will Jesus Buy Me a Doublewide? a not-so-serious study of the Cash & Cadillac Gospel. Visit her blog at karenzach.wordpress.org.

GENRE(S): Nonfiction