Tag: Alzheimers

NEW RELEASE – Bushel and a Peck: Hope, Healing, and Unconditional Love…A Memoir by Karen Malena

NEW RELEASE – Bushel and a Peck: Hope, Healing, and Unconditional Love…A Memoir by Karen Malena

AIW Press is proud to announce the release of Bushel and a Peck: Hope, Healing, and Unconditional Love…A Memoir by Karen Malena.

Blurb:

My mother told me that she’d had a secret name for me. She called me her ‘Shining Star.’ Like a blazing trail of light, I was always the one thing Mom could come back to. When she knew nothing else, she still knew me. She said I’d been like a beacon of hope to guide her home. It was a title that rooted my love deeply for my mom. I could see the patterns of her life now. It became clear that she’d never been weak. My mother had only wanted to be loved…Mom’s mental illness stigma made my early life anything but ordinary. But my father’s quiet courage helped to guide us through. Later, from strong businesswoman to Alzheimer’s, my mother would leave a legacy of lasting love, and Dad, one of incredible strength.

About Karen:

With a vivid imagination, the lessons learned in childhood, and the love of a close, Italian family, Karen began writing heartfelt, inspirational fiction novels.

Karen has been active mentoring young writers, speaking at local libraries, schools, and care facilities. Recently she became a member of AlzAuthors, a loving community of writers dedicated to encouraging caregivers and family members of loved ones with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Karen is a passionate advocate for the elderly. Her walk with God has given her the inspiration to blog about losing her parents and their family’s journey from grief to healing and other heartfelt, encouraging tales.

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To learn more about Karen and her other works, visit her website or connect through the following social media links:
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Love Finds A Way-Valentine’s Day Special

Love Finds A Way-Valentine’s Day Special

Romance is in the air.  

Love Finds A Way by Karen Malena is on special for Valentine’s day

Step into Ligonier, a quaint Pennsylvania town that will welcome you, warm your heart, and take you on a journey of longing, faith, and ultimately, lasting true love.

Enjoy your free download of Love Finds A Way by Karen Malena.


Glancing around, knowing she was alone, McKenna went over to the corner of the room. She crouched beside the dryer; shame and guilt sickening her, but she slid the slender penknife from the pocket of her uniform, rolled up her sleeve, and jabbed the point into her upper arm. The droplets of blood that welled up made tears spring to her eyes, but after the initial sting, calmness descended upon her. Breathing deeply, letting only the feeling of exquisite pain envelop her, she closed the small blade and dropped it back into her pocket, rubbing at her arm with a paper towel from the dispenser near her. She pushed her long sleeves back into place before heading out the door.


Karen Malena is an avid reader who enjoys the classics, such as Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. She also loves contemporary authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Stephen King, Pat Conroy, Mitch Albom, and cat tales.

She began writing her own novels and blogs several years ago and became a published author in September 2011.

She is a huge cat lover and a grandma to a well-known internet cat, Piggy.

You can connect with Karen or learn more about her writing through the following links:

Blog | Website | Facebook | Amazon | Goodreads

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