About the Author

Karen Ross Epp

Karen Ross Epp holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. Karen retired from teaching at the middle school level in 2004.

Karen was born and raised in the rolling hills and farm country of southeastern Iowa, near Mount Pleasant, until she left for college and marriage. Her love of family and history prompted Karen to write her first book, With Love Stan: A Soldier’s Letter From Vietnam To The World,
thus preserving and honoring not only her brother’s memory, but also those of the men who served so bravely with him and have a story to tell.

Since the publication of “With Love Stan”, Karen and her family have had the privilege and honor of meeting the men she interviewed for the book, in person. After 40 years these men shared the memories of her brother and their tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969.

Karen’s new book, Corn Rose: is a historical, fiction, romance novel. This book is loosely based on her mother’s life. You will  journey with Rose through her courtship, marriage and move back to the Iowa farm her husband Jack loves so much. She leaves the comfort of her life in Los Angels, and the warmth of her Italian family for a hostile environment that does not greet her kindly.

Karen lives with her husband, Regionalist Artist, Phil Epp, in rural Kansas at the edge of the Kansas Flint Hills.

4 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Karen,
    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and checked the ’64 yearbook from MPHS so I could see your picture and say “Oh, Yeah! I remember her!” By the way, your class obviously had a plethora or beautiful girls. I was amazed all over again just looking at the ’64 Target. I have ordered your book (Corn Rose) and can’t wait to read it. I’m sure I’ll pass it to my daughter! And I’ll order the other book too. Funny where life takes us, isn’t it? My email, should you reply to me, is stablemates

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    • Nancy, how sweet of you to write. Glad you like my blog. I’m new at it so I’m still learning. It’s fun to write now that I have the time. Mt/ Pleasant was a wonderful place to grow up.
      I hope you enjoy my books. I’d love to hear from you when you finish.


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