Just Write

Author Interview: Karen Brown

Cohosts, Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Dr. Kathleen P. King

“Writing, Guide Dogs and Just Write!” In this episode, Cheryl interview guest author Karen Brown about her books which describe her life with vision loss and her guide dogs. The discussion provides a window into the challenges and opportunities authors with vision loss face with technology, for independent traveling, and career choices.

Author Karen Brown’s life journey and careers inform her writing: English teacher, mom, client advocate, and Director of the Addie McBryde Rehabilitation Center for the Blind. Karen has published two books and is working on a third. “Sandpiper: My Journey with Sight and Blindness” was published in 2016. While her second book about her three seeing eye dogs, “Go With Your Dog,” was published in 2019
She is currently writing a third book entitled‘ “A Year Long Honeymoon.” It tells the story of her marriage to her high school sweetheart during the Vietnam War while he was serving in the U. S. Army in Germany at 2nd General Hospital. They spent a year in Germany and traveled extensively in Europe during 1968.
She and her husband have been married 53 years and are retired, but she keeps writing books!

  • Challenges for authors with vision impairment
  • Sources of inspiration
  • Resources for authors
  • Independence with guide dogs
  • Independent publishing
  • Storyboard discussions
  • Q & A

Karen Brown Web Resources

Resources discussed

  • Microsoft Narrator
  • JAWS, screenreader by Freedom Scirnyific
  • Be My Eyes app 
  • Microsoft accessibility hotline
  • Seeing Eye – Guide dogs

Contact Information:

Cheryl McNeil Fisher – Author, Keynote Speaker, Educator and Coach. Seminars and Workshops Adults and Children. https://www.cherylmcneilfisher.com/ Submit your work for publication on our site. Guest blogging, poetry, short stories at: https://www.livinginspiredfullyeveryday.com/

Dr. Kathleen P. King– Author, Author Coach, Speaker & Professor (Ret.). http://www.transformationed.com/ Interested in technology and adult learning? Check out Dr. King’s newest book from Wiley: http://bit.ly/King2017

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