Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Author Spotlight: Karen Cioffi

Karen Cioffi is an advocate of education, reading, and the environment.  She loves how reading can spark a child’s imagination and bring him or her to new worlds and on amazing adventures.
Along with writing children’s books, Karen is a ghostwriter and freelance writer, and has several nonfiction books on writing and book marketing. She has lived in New York City all her life, and two of her favorite sayings are:

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” American proverb
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” M. Ghandi

You can visit Karen’s blog at:
For more about Karen’s books and ebooks go to:

Cioffi is touring her book Walking Through Walls all month long in the World of Ink November Tour. It's a great book for ages 12 and up. Here's a quick blurb:

Wang is twelve-years-old and longs to be rich and powerful, so he studies the legend of the Eternals, a group of mystics known for their amazing magical feats.  Certain they are real he journeys to the Loa Mountain and begins an apprenticeship with the Master Eternal. Lacking the patience and moral fiber needed for the long and arduous undertaking, Wang decides to leave. But, first he persuades the Master to teach him one magic formula – walking through walls. 

Publisher: 4RV Publishing
ISBN Number: 978-0-9826594-7-2

Cioffi is also the author of Day's End Lullaby, a bedtime picture book that combines the sweetness of a parent’s soothing voice with lyrical phrases creating a nearly irresistible lure toward sleep. With the reminder that the sun has set and the moon’s now shining bright, the rhythmic flow and loving message will certainly help soothe and quiet little ones at bedtime.  As a special feature, the sheet music to the lullaby is included. Day's End Lullaby will be a perfect addition to every child's bedtime routine.  

A wonderfully done self-published book through BookSurge (now assimilated into CreateSpace).
ISBN 13: 9781419691577

You can find out more about Karen Cioffi’s World of Ink Author/Book Tour schedule at There will be giveaways, reviews, interviews, guest posts and more. Make sure to stop by and interact with Karen and the hosts at the different stops by leaving comments and/or questions.

In addition, come listen to Blog Talk Radio’s World of Ink Network show: Stories for Children at The hosts VS Grenier, Kris Quinn Chirstopherson and Irene Roth will be chatting with Karen Cioffi about her books, writing, the publishing industry and experiences with virtual tours. Karen will also be sharing writing tips and trials, and tribulations of the writer’s life. The show will be live November 21, 2011 at 2pm EST.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to be here for an author spotlight. Thanks!