About 2016-10-24T09:56:14+00:00

KarenBW KAREN SHANLEY is an author, blogger, and mom. She has one teen daughter, and two grown stepsons whose hearts were won mostly through their stomachs.

She is owned by three dogs: one Australian Shepherd with whom she chases sheep around a field; one Border Collie Mix with the Flying Nun ears with whom she does not chase sheep around a field; and one dog in a Maine Coon cat’s body, who’s nearly as big and fluffy as a sheep.

Her daughter, Cait, also has a dog of her very own; a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

Karen is also a Life Mentoring Coach. Her work includes creating more meaningful educational experiences for children.

Her passions are her family, her dogs, her organic garden, writing, and the study of human nature.

Additional interests are physics, biking, cooking, hiking, building stuff with her hands, and going on walk-abouts when the spirit moves her.

She lives with her family and animals in Upstate NY.