Karen Gorback, Author


Karen Gorback is pleased to announce the upcoming re-release of her second children's picture book titled Nathan and Nana Cassandra Take the Lead.

This book introduces children to the concept of leadership when a beloved reader for storytime at the library moves to another town.  Oh, no!  What to do?  Join Nathan and Nana Cassandra as they take the lead to figure out a solution to the problem.  Watch the video trailer at https://youtu.be/m1DsLayVmdU


Click on the cover below to watch a video trailer of Nathan and Nana Cassandra -- Superheroes.  Learn how Nathan discovers that we can all be superheroes when we help our neighbors. This book will soon be re-released on Amazon.

You will also enjoy reading Karen's humorous memoir about the summer she hitchhiked through the desert with her grandma.  It's titled "The Jackpot" in Chicken Soup for the Soul -- My Amazing Mom, available on Amazon.  Special thanks to Barnes and Noble at the Westlake Village Promenade for hosting a terrific book signing.

Karen's award-winning novel Freshman Mom is available in paperback and electronic format at Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.com. This book tells the story of a single parent who experiences the joys and challenges of going back to college while raising a family.  Please click on the cover below to enjoy a video trailer of Freshman Mom.

Freshman Mom won the 2015 Regional Excellence Book Award in Adult Fiction in the Western Region for its representation of a fictional, coastal town in Central California.   

  • "I really do believe this novel has a solid market. So many people in this country going into second careers, second lives and extra education. Your story brims with humanity, and I think that's the aspect that will most appeal to people."  -- Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self Published Book Awards
  • Hooray! Freshman Mom was named a "Finalist" in the Readers' Favorite 2014 International Book Contest.