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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Halvorsen Schreck  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1962 in Elmhurst, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Schreck was born in Elmhurst. She received her doctorate in English and Creative from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently resides in Wheaton.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Halvorson Schreck is a frequent visiting professor of English at Wheaton College. She also works as a freelance writer and editor. Her short stories and articles have appeared in ''Literal Latté'', ''Other Voices'', ''Image'', as well as other literary journals and magazines.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Pushcart Prize

-- *Illinois State Arts Council Grant

-- *First Prize Awards for memoir and devotional magazine writing from the Evangelical Press Association