Karla Akins is an award-winning, prolific writer of books, short stories, poems, songs, and countless nonfiction articles. Her biography of Jacques Cartier went #1 in its category on Amazon.
Besides writing biographies and history books for middle grades, she also writes fiction. Her first fiction novel, The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots was released in 2013. She blogs at her website and on her History Scroll blog that interacts with the history books she writes for middle grades. Karla also engages her readers regularly via her website, and social media platforms such Facebook, twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, tumblr and google+.
Karla is also a pastor’s wife, mother of five, and grandma to seven beautiful little girls. She lives in Northeast Indiana with her husband, twin teenage boys with autism, mother-in-law with Alzheimer’s and three rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing she’s riding her motorcycle, taking pictures, and looking for ancient treasure.
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