Novelist and Children's Author

Senior Moments with Karen O’Connor

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Faith |

Have you seen the three book promo in the newest edition of Guideposts Magazine?

Guidepost Books is doing a special “roll out” of these Harvest House titles by my writing friend and mentor, Karen O’Connor.


Karen, tell us a bit about each of these books.

It’s Taken Years to Get This Old is one that is especially dear to my heart because the title says it all. It has taken years to get to this age–78 on April 8. I can hardly believe that I’m truly old–in body at least. But I am so grateful to have reached this stage and to enjoy the benefits that come with it.

This book is filled with funny stories based on many of my experiences and those of others who were kind enough to share them with me. One woman told me she has used this book along with her bible so she can have a good laugh and then ponder the scripture verse and short prayer for the day. What a blessing to hear that.

My Favorite Senior Moments: From the Funny Side of the Street is also a book that will warm your heart and tickle your funny bone as you see yourself in more than one story.

And finally, Grandkids Say the Cutest Things. I had to write this book. After all I have eight biological grands and two adopted ones. They have been speaking to me since they uttered their first words, so my mind is overflowing with the cute things they say and keep on saying even as young adults.

Six-year-old Miles was sick over the holidays one year so when I asked him later how he felt he replied: “I’m tired. I have to start getting to bed earlier. I’ve been keeping teenagers’ hours.”

I have also included many funny remarks from my friends’ grandchildren. This little book makes a darling gift for new grandparents.

So if you’re looking for a chuckle or two or more and want to share them with friends and family, consider checking out the special promo from Guideposts Books. With the purchase of the two large books you receive the small one as a bonus.

Here’s the link:

About the author:

Karen O'Connor

Karen is an award-winning author and has been writing, teaching and speaking for 40+ years, recently focusing on writing humor for seniors, including the best-sellers, Help, Lord! I’m Having a Senior Moment and Gettin’ Old Ain’t For Wimps. Over the past 30 years she has taught for a variety of schools and conferences, including the University of California Adult Education, the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and currently for where she teaches Write for Fun online for kids ten to fourteen. Karen enjoys hiking, traveling, attending the symphony, and spending time with her grandchildren. You can find out more about Karen and her books here.