a national nod!

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Late last year, the Women’s National Book Association’s blog, Bookwoman, asked the local chapters to submit brief interviews of the chapter officers for future publications. Confident that my interview would NOTmake the cut, I nevertheless am a Team Player: filled out the form and attached my photo. Imagine my surprise to find this: https://wnba-books.org/wnba-power-interviews-karen-kersting/

PS: some of the details need updating, but I am grateful for the recognition!

my big announcement

I am very excited to announce that my first book,  Jack and the Devil Boats , will be released in Fall 2019 by Pelican Publishing. Based on actual events, this middle-reader follows the adventures of Jack, a 10 year old boy living in New Orleans during WWII, and his life-long connection with the PT Boats built by Higgins Industries. Along with Jack’s story, there are lots of great vintage photos, plans and illustrations to introduce children to this important WWII vessel.

I am very excited to announce that my first book, Jack and the Devil Boats, will be released in Fall 2019 by Pelican Publishing. Based on actual events, this middle-reader follows the adventures of Jack, a 10 year old boy living in New Orleans during WWII, and his life-long connection with the PT Boats built by Higgins Industries. Along with Jack’s story, there are lots of great vintage photos, plans and illustrations to introduce children to this important WWII vessel.