Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Ann Kohler-Kaiser  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1965 in Waterloo, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

I was born in Belleville, Illinois(St. Clair County) and have lived in Palatine, Waukegan, in Chicago but mainly a life-long resident of Waterloo, Illinois (Monroe County) where I also attended school.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kohler-Kaiser's book, ''Frozen Grief'', is a true story. It was written after the loss of her sister Kathy Baxmeyer(40), nephew Kadin(7) and Kadin's friend Austin after they fell through thin ice on a rural Illinois pond. She has also illustrated a children's ice safety education book with her daughter Danielle Dunlap, ''See Ice, Think Twice: A Story About Ice Safety''. To help further educate people on the danger of ice, Kaiser has helped form [ Project Skipper], a not-for-profit organization. A registered dental hygienist, Karen has also published feature articles in dental trade magazines and for 5 years she authored a monthly column in ''RDH Magazine'', a popular dental hygiene magazine.

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

The author will speak to grief share groups, churches and other groups about sudden loss/grief. Contact the author via email.