Karen Beatty’s early childhood was anchored in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. During the mid-1960s, she was a politically active university student and became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. In addition to raising an amazing daughter, she achieved a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, trained in trauma-informed psychotherapy, and taught in the Counseling Department of John Jay College of the City University of New York. Karen has over 30 essay and short story publications in the United States and abroad. You can visit her website at karenbeattywriter.com.