Visiting Authors


Welcome to the seventh day of the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of OUTSHINE , and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, so please visit the “HOP’S” main page to follow along.

Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the “HOP’S” main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!”

Karen’s indomitable spirit infuses her writing. In addition to her inspiring memoir, Karen writes fiction. I particularly enjoyed her Davida: Model and Mistress of Augustus Saint-Gaudens in which she recounts the highs and lows of the long-lasting love affair of a famous sculptor and his beloved model. She was forced to remain in the background of his life, even when statues for which she had modeled were introduced to the public. Her touchstone, in a life that was frequently sad, was to follow her heart.



When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized ho little she knew about what is called “the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, she redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality.

In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that “the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover.

Twitter: @KIngallsAuthor


  1. Karen Ingalls says:

    Mary, thank you for hosting me today on your lovely blog.

    1. Mary Adler says:

      I am so happy to do so, Karen. Enjoy the tour!

  2. Gwen Plano says:

    Mary, thank you for hosting Karen on your beautiful site. She is a lovely writer and her books carry important messages for any reader. Congratulations, Karen. 🙂

    1. Karen Ingalls says:

      Thank you, Gwen for your support and visiting this site.

  3. Mary Adler says:

    I agree, Gwen. Thank you for your support of Karen.

  4. Eric Borgerson says:

    Karen, you are a beacon of love and hope for people impacted by cancer, whether directly or through loved ones. Thank you for this important contribution. Thank you for hosting, Mary!

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you, Eric.

  5. D.L. Finn says:

    Thanks for hosting Karen, Mary:)This is a book that has stayed with me.

    1. Mary Adler says:

      As good reads do. Thanks for your support, Denise.

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