Karen GoatKeeper

Biography

Finally I'm getting my novel finished! "Hopes, Dreams and Reality" should be available in May. This is a very rural book about a woman stranded by a mega flood, cut off with no phone or electricity or company facing a meltdown in her marriage.
And I'm back at work on "The Carduan Chronicles: Arrival", a nature/scifi set in an Ozark ravine and in space.
Two science projects: teaching units from "The City Water Project" and the new "The Chemistry Project" are taking shape. Work on the "Dent County Flora" books is getting underway again as the wildflowers come into bloom again. And there is another picture book taking shape.
In case you think I haven't much to do, I raise Nubian dairy goats and have four lively kids now. There is a flock of chickens. In my spare time I garden a hundred foot square area plus a few containers.
You can try to keep up with me on my website www.goatkeeperspress.com.

Where to find Karen GoatKeeper online

Books

At the Laundromat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2023 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » How-it-works
Have you ever been to a laundromat? This picture book takes you through a visit to the laundromat. It explains about the washers and dryers, about laundry and about some of the surprising things laundromat people see happen in the laundromat. It has original watercolor illustrations and text by the author.
The Little Spider
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Insects (except lepidopterans), spiders, etc.
In this picture book a baby spider goes in search of a new home. She has many obstacles and dangers to face on the way. Her journey is shown in the watercolor images.
Hopes, Dreams and Reality
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,660. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Mindy faces a major storm on her homestead even as her truck driving husband pressures her to sell. The storm leaves her with no phone, no electricity, no water and the discovery her husband has been lying to her for years. A good wife does what her husband tells her to do. If she does, she goes back to a life she doesn't want and loses the life she loves. She wants to be a good wife, maybe.
Waiting For Fairies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Nocturnal, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Are there really fairies? This child wants to know and goes out to wait by a mushroom fairy ring. Many creatures are out on this warm Ozark night. This picture book is illustrated with original watercolor illustrations done by the author. Descriptions of the mushrooms and creatures are included at the end of the book.
The City Water Project
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Games & Activities / Puzzles
Where do people get the water they use? How do they use it? What happens to the water after that? How much do you know about water? Explore all of these in this science activity book about water through its investigations, activities (Ever make a water rocket?), projects, puzzles, stories, trivia and more. Arranged primarily for ages 9 to 14, but adaptable for both younger and older ages.
For Love Of Goats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
This book is meant to read aloud – if you dare. Each alphabet letter has tongue twisters, alliterative stories or homonym word plays to challenge you. Raising goats may be daily work, but goat antics make for humorous reading. Sandwiched between the letters are a series of very short stories about Star, The Little Goat, and a series of reminiscences of a long time goat keeper.
Mistaken Promises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,160. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
"You will pay." says the note. Hazel thought Grandmother Marybeth's murder ended the family feud. Instead, as the note writer warns, Hazel faces one problem after another, each bringing a new round of bullying. The key lies in finding the note writer who is hiding behind her family's loyalty.
My Ozark Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Nature, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
Day by day 25 years marched by here at "My Ozark Home." Photographs are memories of times and happenings on my hills and in my pastures. Each picture inspired an haiku. Each group of pictures brings an essay of thoughts and memories. Come join me on a celebratory look back at 25 years at "My Ozark Home."
Running the Roads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Ridge is 16, road rally crazy and has his first car. And what a car! It's a white Ford Fiesta with flames on it. It's his ticket to freedom, adventure and trouble. For Ridge and Lisa, it's a ticket to safety, if Ridge can drive like a rally driver.
Edwina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,670. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
First Aleta's parents divorce. Next her room is invaded. She is angry, feeling rejected and worthless. Then she meets Edwina. Except no one can hear or see Edwina but Aleta. Life gets complicated. Edwina hates being bored. Things begin to happen.
Capri Capers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,350. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Win the lottery. Live happily ever after. Harriet wishes this were so. Instead Leroy Rogue and Roscoe Rascal want that money and will kill to get it. Dan Janus wants to marry the money. Only Harriet's friend Deputy Arthur Carlson can help her through a maze of perils in this wild race reminiscent of an old time movie serial.
Dora's Story
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until Aug. 3!) Words: 110,070. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » Pets & domestic animals
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dora is a goat. To Emily Dora is a best friend and way into the world of goats. For Leonard Dora is a companion to help him cope with the loss of his livestock and failing health. For Miranda and Susanna Dora is a betrayer yet possibly a savior. To Shawn Dora is a way to be like his older siblings. Dora is just a goat, or is she?
Old Promises
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,370. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Hazel has left New York City behind. Crooked Creek leaves her with no cell phone, no internet. Hanging Rock School presents her with a family feud. Bullying, cyberbullying and resentment make her school days nightmares. This family she has never known will go to great lengths to drive her away.
Broken Promises
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Hazel's father promised to come home. He didn't. Hazel faces a world without him, a world she doesn't want, a world disintegrating around her. Somehow she must face bullying at school, loss of friends, grief at home, loss of her home. Only babysitting 4-year-old Bobby seems to help.

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