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Thalacker, Karen

Comments from the author about writing:
My career as an author is taking me on a wonderful and unexpected journey. It may sound funny but my approach to my knitting books and my law book (to be published in 2009) were very similar -- provide readers with solid, practical advice in a fun and conversational manner while encouraging service to others.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • 2007 "Knitting With Gigi" Learn to Knit Kit - NAPPA Honors Award from National Parenting Publications
  • 2008 "Knitting With Gigi" - Silver Medal Winner in Independent Book Publisher Awards (Juvenile-Teen-Y/A Non-Fiction Category)
  • 2008 "Gigi Knits ... and Purls" - Gold Medal Winner in Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (Activity Book Category)

Book Types: Nonfiction

Audience Types: Children, Adult

Genres: Activity/Arts & Crafts (Gigi books); Legal (New Lawyer's Handbook) 

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

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County: Bremer

Books By This Author

  • Knitting With Gigi, Martingale & Co., Washington, 2007
  • Gigi Knits ... and Purls, Martingale & Co., Washington, 2008
  • The New Lawyer's Handbook: 101 Things They Don't Teach You in Law School, Sphinx Pub., Naperville, 2009.

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