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Karen A Szklany (Seafarer Mama)

Joined 8 years ago from New England. Last activity 7 days ago.




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My name is Karen A. Szklany and I love stories about the sea and seafaring life. I also love music, walking labyrinths, sailing, writing, creating multimedia collages, cohousing, the art of Vincent van Gogh, the music of Mozart, the writing of JRR Tolkein and C.S. Lewis, and home-schooling my daughter. My family ties are rooted in the historic town of Sleepy Hollow, NY. My B.A. is in Psychology from Marist College (1986) and my M.Ed. in Elementary Education is from the University of Massachusetts at Boston (1996). I spent two years in California between those two degrees, completing graduate courses in Counseling Psychology and undergraduate courses in Music Performance, and participating in the Peace Club at Chapman Univesity. I also took classes in Music Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (1991).

Woven into my education was my final year of undergraduate studies spent in Galway, Ireland. While there, I dove into pints of Guinness and completed my internship as the Assistant to the Head Psychologist at Galway Regional Hospital. One of the highlights of my year was the three weeks I spent in the Spring of 1986 traversing by train across the European continent, including a brief stop in London. Those travels happily reached as far as Athens, Greece. While a graduate student in California, I spent a week of cross-cultural activities with the students of the Universidad de Ciudad de Mexico. It was a wonderful week of climbing pyramids, attending fiestas, and conversing with the Mexican students in their native language. Since then, the farthest I have traveled has been spending a lovely June (1994) weekend in Montreal and training as a Labyrinth Walk Facilitator in San Francisco (2016)

In June 2009, my first poetry chapbook was published, titled Running with the Wings of the Beast. From that, I was the feature poet at the Stone Soup Poetry open mic one Monday night.

From November of 2009 until July of 2010, I wrote a book titled The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, which can be purchased Amazon Author's Page, or through my Amazon capsule recommendations in a few of my hubs. If you would like to read more about my process of writing the book, please visit my hub titled The Adventure Called "Writing a Book."

Other places to visit Seafarer Mama:

Karen A Szklany's web site ~ http://www.karenaszklany.weebly.com/

Her WordPress blog ~ https://gardenerdragon.wordpress.com/

Karen A Szklany (Gault) at Shey Writes~ http://www.shewrites.com/profile/KarenSzklanyGault

Woodland Fairy Treasure Chest, my Cafe Press store ~ http://www.cafepress.com/woodlandfairytreasures

I have Author's profiles on both Amazon.com and Goodreads, and...

I am also on Facebook, as

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries


Wings of Sea Dragons

Again, Welcome to my world and Blessed be!

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