Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

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Help make a difference! Buy Karen's Little Bit of Faith CD in her Facebook Music store. ALL profits go to cancer research. You can also buy via direct link to CDBaby.

Little Bit of Faith

Check out Karen's new singles:


Yes, I'll Love You


Deeper Kind of Love

Runner Up as 2011 Song of the Year
(out of > 23,000 international entries)
for best songwriting!

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NEW RELEASE October 1: Karen is one of more than 40 military family writers who contributed personal stories and insights in this collection about life from a military life point of view.

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NEW RELEASE April 1: Karen's middle grade novel in paperback, SUMMER OF COURAGE. In a summer filled with family, fishing, and friendship, 10-year-old Andy finds out what happens when you mix rotten apples with a little bit of faith. [...]

 

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.

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Life After Deployment event

Meet Karen at Quantico Marine Base Sat. Sept. 6, 2014 for a meet-n-greet and book signing (Life After Deployment) as part of the MCCS Front Porch community event to welcome new families to the base.

Life After Deployment event

Meet Karen at Henderson Hall MCX March 27, 2014 for a book signing (Life After Deployment) honoring Mrs. Bonnie Amos, First Lady of the Marine Corps, and her other recommended reading list authors Holly Scherer (Military Spouse Journey) and Sarah Smiley (Dinner with the Smileys). [...]

BooksMakeADifference

Karen recently took on the role of publisher of a new online magazine, Books Make a Difference. Check out the latest issue, subscribe for free, or join the online community on Facebook and Twitter (both maintained by senior writer Meagan Frank).

Books DO make a difference!

Surviving Deployment book

Karen was honored to be part of this AWESOME SUMMER READING event in Alaska! She read from several children's books and gave away a FREE BOOK to each family who attended. Sponsored by Elva Resa and Blue Star Families as part of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Library summer reading program. See event photos on Karen's Facebook page.

 

Surviving Deployment book

Karen is writing a second edition of her best-selling book Surviving Deployment: A guide for military families. THANK YOU to all the service members, spouses, parents of service members, and professionals who've volunteered to give your input! It's a great way to share what you've learned with other military families!

Additional links: BooksMakeADifference.com, CircleofCatholicWomen.com, LittleBitofFaith.com, MrsSackets.com, Elva Resa Publishing, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com, SurvivingDeployment.com, DeploymentKids.com, Andermax Records, The Andermax Foundation.