All posts by: Lisa Traylor

Upcoming Book Signings

Meet Karen in Person! In addition to being an author, and Jacob’s mom, I’m also a speaker, bringing the message of patience, understanding and acceptance of children who are “differently” abled.  I love to meet any group of any size,...
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Karen Interviewed by Geek Club Books

Karen was recently interviewed by Geek Club Books, a website dedicated to educating about Autism through storytelling. They also reviewed all three of Karen’s books. Article author Jodi Murphy had this to say: “Don’t underestimate what you can learn from...
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Speaking Engagements and Book Signings in New Hampshire

I’m excited to announce that I will be visiting The Granite State in late September for two book signings and speaking engagements. One will be at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, the other at the Children’s Hospital in Dartmouth....
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Karen Franco Receives “Friends of Education” Award from Phi Delta Kappa

On May 22, the Kenosha-Racine chapter of Phi Delta Kappa #1123 gathered to honor and celebrate the contributions of individuals and groups throughout Racine and Kenosha counties who are working to improve students’ lives. Karen Franco was honored for her work educating teachers...
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“What Makes Bella Special?” is Available!

What Makes Bella Special? released on April 1! You can find out more about the book here, or you can click here to purchase it from Amazon....
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Special Moms Interviews Karen

Special Moms Parenting magazine recently interviewed Karen and published a review of “Just Hold My Hand.” Click the links below to open up the review & interview in your browser’s PDF viewer. Just-Hold-My-Hand-Karen-Franco Karen-Franco-Author...
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Interviews on The Lake 94.5

In March of 2015, Karen was interviewed by Libby Collins of 94.5 The Lake, about her new special needs children’s book, “Jacob’s Hoop.” Karen was invited back to Libby’s show after being interviewed for her first book, “Just Hold My Hand.”...
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FOX 6 News Milwaukee Interview

Karen and her son, Jacob, who is a huge sports fan, were featured on Fox 6 News Sports with Tom Pipines in 2014. The story was centered around special needs and Karen’s first book, “Just Hold My Hand.” Karen talked about...
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