Karen Lopez

Martha faces her unknown future with a broken heart, strong faith, and her best friend...


In a period not often explored in prose, "Shaw Point" draws the reader in as easily as a train ushers its passengers to their destination. The world of Virginia in the post "Great War" era is one of transition. "Shaw Point" delightfully tells of transitions of geography, society, and character all with ease, insight, humor, and drama."

Greg Pasquarello


In 1918, while the war is ongoing, Martha receives news of her husband’s sacrifice for it. He is gone forever and so is the life she has known.

Only Josephine, her best friend from childhood, is willing to stand by her when Martha makes the daring decision to leave town. And start over.

Won’t you join me for a Cajun Country Christmas? During this podcast, fellow indie author K. McCoy and I discuss my holiday-themed short story, A Cajun Country Christmas, why I considers myself to be an ‘Inspirational’ writer above all else, and what Christmas was like growing up in the South. If you know someone who might enjoy this, please share it so they can listen, too!

About Karen

Karen Lopez resides in Louisiana. She loves to travel but the Bayou State has always been “home”.

Reading and writing are both lifelong passions. She has written many articles, blogs and some published short stories for local periodicals, however, this is her first book. She does not intend for it to be the last.

More To Explore

Books by Karen Lopez The Tide is against you
A Short Story

Once a sailor, she becomes a self-appointed light house keeper watching for signs of any boat in distress along the island’s rocky shore. An old medallion rests in a drawer forgotten. Now, she wonders, has the magic returned to it?


His only love was tennis–until he met his new co-worker. Their new friendship soon moves from the workplace to the tennis court where he teaches her everything about the game, but will spending Christmas together lead them to win the best game of all?


Have they found each other only to let secrets push them apart? Before turning eighteen, Poppy fled an abusive home in search of a better life on the streets of Jackson, Mississippi. Her street-smarts and courage only take her so far, but when her situation takes an alarming turn, who can she trust with her secret? Could it be the boy with the dreamiest blue eyes ever?

Books by Karen Lopez The heart of the season
An ATA Anthology

A jolt of joy you cannot wait to unwrap for the holidays. Let your heart be merry and bright as you dive into this multi-genre collection of short stories centered on the themes of love and joy during the holidays.


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