Karen GoatKeeper


There are so many story ideas hiding out in the Ozark hills. I am searching a few more out. The latest is a science fiction story and another a book of the Ozark Hills I walk as often as I can.
I plan on having several more books out next year.
My writing name is in honor of my Nubian dairy goats. Goats are featured in Dora's Story and Capri Capers. All but one of my novels is set in the Ozarks. Broken Promises missed out only because Hazel doesn't move until the end of the book.
A degree in zoology and several years teaching science seems to slide into my books too. Knowing more about why nature works the way she does makes what I observe more special.
Country living may not be for everyone. It is the way for me. Visit my website to find out more about country living and my goats.

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Running the Roads
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and 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.
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. Words: 110,070. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
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: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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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Smashwords book reviews by Karen GoatKeeper

  • Tales from a farm - the Wild Bird on April 15, 2015

    This is indeed a delightful little book. The photographs are nice. The drawings were a bit light making them difficult to see in the PDF version. The author was very dedicated to successfully raise a baby bird like Fred the sparrow. Her homestead is an interesting place and I enjoyed my short visit.