Karen Banfield


Karen Banfield is a storyteller, speech coach, writing teacher, singer and intuitive. She has inspired audiences throughout the United States, and appeared on national television as a featured guest at NBC.
Years of working as a counselor, touring in the performing arts and understanding the power of language, combine to make her communication rich, fun and uniquely satisfying.
Her latest book, Tarantulas Fudge and Altered Reality, is perfect for a morning commute or sitting in a café after work, but be forewarned, waiters and commuters may look at you funny when your eyes well up or you burst out laughing. Karen's gypsy-like experiences and raw honesty will have you reading her books more than once and begging for more.
Visit her website at karenbanfield.me

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
When I published Wolf Medicine, my third book, the woman helping me said, "start a blog if you want to sell this book." Well, at that time, I had no idea what a blog was, (yes, I'm that old) so I went on-line and visited a few. The only thing I knew I could write about with certainty was my own life, so I went to an 800 pg memoir I had stuck in the closet and began pulling pieces out. People loved them because they are honest and go deeply into feelings of the heart. I was encouraged to publish them but didn't want to, because I wanted to publish a traditional memoir. I was not revising the one I had, so relented and published, Tarantulas, Fudge and Altered Reality, which has been a huge success. I'm very grateful my words are touching so many hearts around the world. The truth is universal. It makes us laugh, cry and feel the often painful joy of living this beautiful life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had a book on Intuition accepted by Hampton Roads in the early 90's. I was excited, then near publication they changed their minds. I felt like the rug had been pulled out from under me, to use a cliche. At that point I knew I wanted more control over the publishing process, so I hired staff who set things up for me and off we went.
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Where to find Karen Banfield online


Tarantulas Fudge and Altered Reality
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
a collection of raw, funny and loving reflections on life. the author takes us through her experience of boarding school, surviving music teachers, travels abroad, being a tarot card reader, mental health therapist and a hitch-hiking encounter with the mafia, to name a few. I guarantee that karen's honesty and tenderhearted insights will leave you laughing, crying and wantin