About the author

Karen Gettert ShoemakerKaren Gettert Shoemaker

Karen Gettert Shoemaker is a writer, teacher and business owner living in Lincoln NE. Her first collection of short fiction, Night Sounds and Other Stories, was published in the United States by Dufour Editions in 2002 and republished in the United Kingdom by Parthian Books in 2006. Her novel, The Meaning of Names, was published in 2014 by Red Hen Press.

Her fiction and poetry have appeared in the London Independent, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Fugue, Foliage, West Wind Review, Kalliope, Arachne, The Nebraska Review, and has been anthologized in A Different Plain: Contemporary Nebraska Fiction Writers; Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry; and Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace.; An Untidy Season.

She is currently a writing mentor with the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. She has taught literature and writing at the University of Nebraska, both Lincoln and Omaha campuses, and has conducted writing workshops through Hastings College, Chadron State College and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

She received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1997.

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