Karen Tintori

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General Information

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Name: Karen Tintori

Pen Name: Jillian Karr (co-authored books with Jill Gregory), Karen Katz

Born: September 1, 1948 in East Lansing, Michigan

Website: karentintori.com

Email: ktintori@gmail.com

Illinois Connection

Karen wrote about the Cherry Mine Disaster in Cherry, Illinois - the worst mine fire in US history.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Tintori is the non-fiction pen name of Karen Katz, a multi-published author of both fiction and non-fiction. Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster is her first solo book. Under the pen name Jillian Karr, she co-authored Something Borrowed, Something Blue, which was turned into a two-hour movie of the week for CBS Television. A second Jillian Karr novel is entitled Catch Me if You Can. The authors' first collaboration was What Does Being Jewish Mean? Her book Unto the Daughters: Love, Honor and Death in a Sicilian Family, is a non-fiction book that centers on a long-held secret in her mother's family.

Karen graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, where she majored in journalism and covered the campus for the New York Times. She was an assistant editor on the FTD FLORIST Magazine and had a successful career in public relations before she began writing books.

Published Works

  • What Does Being Jewish Mean, Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1991 - written with Rabbi E.B. Freedman and Jan Greenberg
  • Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Doubleday, 1993 - as Jillian Karr
  • Catch Me if You Can, Avon, 1996 - as Jillian Karr
  • Trapped: The 1909 Cherry Mine Disaster, Atria Books (Simon & Schuster), 2002
  • The Book of Names, St. Martins Press, 2007 - with Jill Gregory
  • Unto the Daughters, St. Martins Press, 2007
  • The Illumination,St. Martins Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

What Does Being Jewish Mean?: Read-Aloud Responses to Questions Jewish Children Ask About History, Culture, and Religion

ISBN: 0743254139
Release Date: 2003-09-03

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

ISBN: 0747246696
Release Date: 1995-01-05

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Catch Me If You Can (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

ISBN: 0783882300
Release Date: 1997-09

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The Book of Names: A Novel

ISBN: 0312354738
Release Date: 2008-02-05

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Unto the Daughters: The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family

ISBN: 0312334648
Release Date: 2008-07-08

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The Illumination: A Novel

ISBN: 0312365268
Release Date: 2009-12-01

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Literary Awards

Karen was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes, for author appearances and other professional business, please contact Karen's agent -

Sally Wofford-Girand

Sally Wofford-Girand Literary Agency

Brickhouse Literary Agents

80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1101-03

New York, NY 10011

212-675-5556 phone

212-675-1381 fax

External Links

Karen Tintori on WorldCat

Karen Tintori on Amazon

Karen Tintori on Wikipedia


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