Award winning author Karen A. Patterson has written numerous nonfiction books including Allies Forever: The Life and Times of an American Prisoner of War. Her most recent book, Recipes from Ohio’s Must Places to Eat, is the second book in the Ohio travel series, and the companion to Eating Your Way Across Ohio. She has also penned hundreds of articles on diverse topics such as travel, food, gardening and herbs, and has been a syndicated columnist for the Gannett and Thompson newspapers.
Writing has been a lifelong endeavor for Patterson that began with her first essay as a nine year old and eventually led to a career in professional writing and editing. She teaches English, composition, and communications at Ohio University.

Awards and Recognition

  • Winning Writers Award, Writer’s Digest Award of Merit, National Publishers Freedom Award, Apex Awards for Publication Excellence, Great Lakes Regional Communicators Award, Touchstone Literary Journal Graduate Nonfiction Award at Kansas State University