Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito is an idea person who pursues her best ideas and strives to make a difference in all she does. She is an award-winning writer and dynamic international speaker known for her practicality, inspirational insight, and sense of humor. An accomplished business leader, hall of fame athlete, and devoted mom, Karen strives to inspire others through her everyday celebration of life.
Karen is the publisher of Books Make A Difference magazine and runs Elva Resa Publishing, an independent publisher whose primary imprint specializes in books for military families.
The topics of Karen's published books range from helpful guides for military families to children's fiction to inspirational journals for women.
Karen is the founder and board chair of The Andermax Foundation, a nonprofit organization that grants funds to find cures for major illnesses, use nature and the arts to heal people, and improve communities to eliminate poverty.
A singer-songwriter, she has recorded in Nashville. Karen's independent record label, Andermax Records, donates 100% of the profits from her music CD, Little Bit of Faith, to cancer research.
Karen regularly consults with national nonprofits, television and movie producers, and health care organizations to create books, films, and web sites for adults and children. She develops spiritual enrichment materials and programs, educates policy makers and support organizations about the challenges facing military families, and volunteers to serve underprivileged children and families in need.
She loves photography, traveling, a colorful sky, and the challenge and blessings of her blended family life in Minnesota.