Karen Halvorsen Schreck

Karen Halvorsen Schreck is the author of the historical novels Broken Ground (Simon & Schuster May 2016), called a “masterfully written…must-read” by USA Today, and Sing For Me, which was described by Publishers Weekly as “an impressive debut…a well-wrought and edifying page-turner” (Starred Review), along with two novels for young adults and a book for children. Her short stories, interviews, and essays appear in magazines and journals including Consequence, Hypertext Magazine, The Rumpus, Belt, and Image. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize and an Illinois State Arts Council Grant, Karen received her doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She lives with her family in the Chicagoland area.


Broken Ground (Simon & Schuster/Howard Books, 2015)
Sing for Me (Simon & Schuster/Howard Books, 2014)