Family Honor series, Shattered Justice, was given the 2006 Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. won the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award. 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 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. Karen and husband, Don, live in Oregon with their two "kids": Dasha, a mischievous Siberian husky, and Dakota, an Aussie-Terrier mix rescue dog. Visit Karen's website at www.karenballbooks.com.