Literary Agent Searchby Karen Tharp on 06/28/11
Karen is feeling under the weather today so I figured it's a good day for me to write. As some of you may know Karen has been writing a book about her childhood. For those who don't know, she was raised by people who owned a junkyard. Karen was allowed to attend school one day a week so she and her siblings could work in the junkyard. Even with only one school day per week Karen had a 4.0 GPA. Her "so called" parents were mentally and physically abusive. Karen received many beatings as a child. I used the term "so called" for a reason. She would learn as an adult these people were not her parents. In fact she was kidnapped from a hospital in Canada as a baby. To this day, nearing fifty, she still doesn't know who her parents are/were, when her birthday is or anything else regarding her identity. Basically she lives a life with "Roots Unknown". All this (and more not mentioned) and she has the most positive attitude of anyone I ever met. I have been encouraging Karen to write this book ever since we met. I believe it is a story that needs to be told. Especially when you see all she has been through and the positive attitude she has. She is VERY inspiring to say the least.