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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quick #Author Chat with Karen S. Bell @KarenSueBell #Romance #Contemporary

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What are you most passionate about? What gets you fired up?
Right now it’s politics and the seeming war on women. It disgusts me to have men using religion to control women.To stand against the use of birth control pills, to be against abortion even in incest or rape. Men, who flee from responsibilities in those instances either because they are in prison or run and hide. Conservatives in this country will protect the fetus at all costs until it is born.Then if it needs food stamps or welfare, it might as well die.The hypocrisy is sickening. What’s next? The veil? Don’t get me started.

What makes you angry?
Hunting. I can’t stand the idea of going out and killing Bambi. Looking at innocent creatures as something to kill. Well, some say we eat what we kill to justify it.That’s not why they kill. That’s not the motivation. It’s the lust to kill. And those that say we are having a day in nature, I say, let them go into the woods and shoot at each other. Along with this unnecessary killing of wildlife is this crazy gun culture we have. The second amendment was about militias not crazies having automatic weapons.

What social issues interest you the most?
This country is not a happy place. The Scandinavians are much happier. Why? Because everyone there has health care. A catastrophic illness is taken care of without going broke. University tuition doesn’t enslave the student for the rest of their lives. Maternity and paternity leave is for many months to nurture the infant. Civilized. We seem barbaric in comparison. We are trying to get there with the Affordable Care Act but those same conservatives want to stop it. But we have a lot of legacy problems with the cost of higher education. Hopefully the movement toward online universities will lighten the financial burden on students.

Do you find the time to read?
Yes, I try to read all the time. I have several books on my kindle app, and iBooks app. Some books grab me right away and some I can’t get into. I keep looking for that book that will blow me away. I have found a few like that over the years.

Last book you purchased? Tell us about it.
Gone Girl. Engrossing at the beginning. The mystery was intriguing. But then it turned ridiculous, totally unbelievable, distasteful. I read another book by that author and I don’t understand all the accolades.  If she draws anything from her experiences in life, she must know a lot of despicable women.

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Genre – Contemporary romance, Magical Realism
Rating – PG-13
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