Privately Commissioned Histories
Karin teams with fine photographers and foremost American designers to produce a memorable volume that will be a cherished tribute to the legacy of a company, a stable, an individual or family. These exclusive, custom published books provide a lasting record of accomplishment and a celebration of values and enthusiasms. They may be commissioned for a special occasion such as an anniversary or birthday or to mark specific achievements.
Her privately commissioned work can be seen at:
• Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame and Museum, Aiken, SC
• Masters of Foxhounds Association, Millwood, VA
• Canadian Racing Hall of Fame, Toronto, Ontario
• Morven Park Museum of Hounds and Hunting, Leesburg, VA
Equestrian and sailing families and companies are a specialty:
Karin is a Lowell Thomas Award gold winner for maritime journalism and has won numerous national awards for equestrian writing.
In addition to freelance writing for national and regional publications, website copywriting and editing, Karin contributes website articles for Twin Cities Public Television's "Next Avenue" and writes for Minnesota Public Radio’s Commentary web page.
Latest Public Books
Tina of Grand Avenue
A remarkable Minnesota horse named Tina was born small and had an imperfect leg, but she had an "I can do it" attitude that made her fearless. She was donated to the St. Paul Mounted Patrol where she went through special training encountering everything from sirens to gunfire and where she found the right partner. This is the true story of Tina, her adventures and her career with Officer Mark.
"A delightful story based on real characters that highlights the important role that horses can play in urban communities such as St. Paul. The characterization of Tina's emotions helps emphasize the sensitivity of horses, the strong affection a horse can display for its rider and a horse's enjoyment of its work when matched with the right partner..."
— Dr. Tracy Turner, DVM and President of the Minnesota Horse Council
SAVED: Rescued Animals and the Lives They Transform is a collection of 28 true stories from coast to coast about people healing the damage done to animals and how animals heal suffering humans. Dr. Jane Goodall calls it "inspired"; author Jim Harrison calls it "an extraordinarily poignant book… a road map for our possible redemption" and New York Times bestselling writer Susan Richards hails it as "an homage to the profound power of mutual healing. A definitive and compassionate book and essential reading for the new century." With outstanding and moving photographs by Judy Olausen, a New York Times bestselling author.