Karen Gorback, Author

About the Author

Karen Gorback, Ph.D.


  • Karen has a doctorate in education and extensive experience as a teacher, counselor and administrator. Her prize-winning short stories include: "The Curative Powers of Chocolate," "Hot Wings, Inc.," and "Dancing with Dreams." She has also written several one-act plays selected for production at the New Works Festival at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California.  Karen was awarded first place by the Ventura County Writers Club in their Inaugural Memoir Contest for her memoir titled "Sinks and Cabbages."

With a love and appreciation for outstanding children's literature, Karen has written two picture books:  Nathan and Nana Cassandra - Superheroes and Nathan and Nana Cassandra Take the Lead.  She feels that literature is most engaging when it both entertains and teaches.  Both books live up to that high standard.  Both volumes will soon be re-released on Amazon.

Freshman Mom is a powerful debut novel - contemporary, fast-paced and fun -- with themes illustrating the value of friendship, family, education and moving on. The book tells the story of 39-year-old single mom Meredith Lieberman's freshman year in college, filled with the angst of parenthood, mingled with the challenges of going back to school and the uncertainty of new relationships.

Karen is also proud to volunteer as a Senior Senator in the California Senior Legislature, where she researches and write proposals for potential legislation to improve the lives of older adults and their families.

  • To learn more about Karen, please visit her LinkedIn page atwww.linkedin.com/in/karengorback/  and follow her on Twitter @karengorback.  She also posts her favorite books on Instagram at karen.gorback.