Individual Author Record
Name: Karen TintoriPen Name: Jillian Karr (co-authored books with Jill Gregory), Karen Katz Genre: C:ADULT Born: September 1, 1948 in East Lansing, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionKaren wrote about the Cherry Mine Disaster in Cherry, Illinois - the worst mine fire in US history.
Biographical and Professional InformationKaren 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.
*''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