karen ball

Karen Ball has been writing stories since she was a little girl. The first novel in her Family Honor series, Shattered Justice, was given the 2006 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. The much anticipated final book in that series, What Lies Within, will release in November '07. Karen's love of all things nature came from her mother and father, who raised pansies and roses, respectively. As a result, Karen's garden today has an abundance of both flowers, and she loves creating bouquets from her garden to fill the house with the sweet fragrances. The color and aroma are a definite inspiration to her as she writes. Visit Karen's website at www.karenballbooks.com.




















8 comments:

Ane Mulligan said...

Sigh ... my mother had gardens like that, and when we lived in Southern California, I had some gorgeous flowers. Pansies, Hybiscus in every color!

Here in Georgia, I have azaleas - and azaleas. That's all I can keep alive.

Every time I try to turn the soil, it's full of roots. I gave up years ago. Sheesh.

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Robin Prater said...

You are such a beautiful person,and I love how you share the story of your mother. Your gardens are amazing.You are such a blessing,just one of those girls who you would love to have lunch with and just chat..Blessings

Vickie McDonough said...

Don't you just love pansies? I plant them in late fall, and since the winters here aren't too bad, they will live all winter, even blossing sometimes in Jan and Feb. I think they should have been called toughies instead of pansies. :)

Debra Ullrick said...

OOOOOO I love the flowers. Especially the bright pink color. Can you tell I like pink? *smiling*

That's too funny, Vickie. Toughies instead of Pansies. hehe

Debra Ullrick
www.DebraUllrick.com

Pammer said...

Beautiful! Looks like you're as talented with flowers as you are with a pen. I love pansies. (Sometimes I wash them and put them in salads, since they are edible. It's fun to watch my husband and two son's reactions to flowers in their salad!)

Ann said...

My paternal grandmother's name was Pansy. :) Her garden was a wonderland of flowers and vegetables.

Ane Mulligan said...

My mom had a beautiful pansy pitcher. It was the one thing I wanted of hers. Got lots of things but the pitcher was missing. :-( Oh well, I remember it each time I see a pansy.