About Me

I’m a homeschooling mom, wife, writer, former pastor, book fanatic, coffee snob, and New England native. I began blogging about politics, society, religion, writing, and whatever else struck my fancy back in 2011. Since that time I’ve migrated this blog from Blogger to WordPress and have created and abandoned four other blogs and a publishing house. I’m in the process of rebuilding the publishing house, and you can check it out at www.QuietPublications.com.

I now keep my blog posts focused on my two greatest non-family passions: religion and writing. I’m particularly interested in how the practice of religion impacts an individual’s life and choices as well as society at large. I’m currently writing a novel which explores the very real and painful consequences to a young woman raised in a family devoted to a toxic theology. My posts on writing address both the writing life and writing techniques.

I welcome comments on my blog, but, recognizing that religion is a subject that can evoke a passionate response, I do ask that all comments be civil and on-topic. I don’t mind if your comment supports or expresses beliefs or opinions that are different than mine, but any comment I construe as being an ad hominem attack against me or another commenter will be deleted.

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You can also visit my Facebook page (Karen Goltz, Writer) or follow me on Twitter @KarenAGoltz.

-Karen Goltz


About Me — 9 Comments

  1. Hi, Karen,

    do you have an article on the toxic church you were pastor of?


  2. Hi Anthony,

    Beyond a few posts that reference its existence and a little about how it affected me, I haven’t written about it specifically.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Hello Ms. Karen,

    I hope you are doing well. I am not sure whether or not you are the one who wrote the wonderful story “New Direction,” from a recently published book for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. The story, however, touched my heart and soothed my soul in a very positive way. Please let me know if you are the same Karen Goltz who wrote the story.

    Best regards,
    Hamza Hassan
    Saudi Arabia

    • Hello Hazma,

      Yes, I wrote the story “New Direction” in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Miracles Happen edition. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! You may be interested in the daily devotions I write over at http://www.QuietPublications.com. Thanks for stopping by!

      Karen Goltz

  4. Karen,

    Just looked you up to say thanks for your faithfulness to God’s call to write. Just read “New Direction,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miracles Hapoen. To say it blessed me would be an understatement!!! Keep writing, keep serving God. Your service is bearing fruit.

    • Lisa,

      Thank you so much for looking me up and for the encouragement! I’m glad my contribution to Chicken Soup for the Soul had such a positive affect on you. Blessings!


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