Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8
KAREN MEYER'S passion for history began as a young girl and led her to complete a copy of an early Ohio settler's diary in her senior year. After earning a bachelor's degree cum laude in English and Education, she became an Air Force wife, and over the course of nine years lived in places as far away as Labrador. Seeing new lands gave Meyer a window on regional and national differences, and confirmed an appreciation for her own Ohio roots where she and her husband settled and raised their family. 

Meyer’s first published article appeared in Ladycom Magazine; and her story, "A Stroll Through a Maine Junkyard,” was published in Old Cars Weekly News & Marketplace. As an alumna of Otterbein College, Meyer wrote an article in Otterbein's Towers magazine about the relocation of a brick home in her community. That led her to delve into the history of her hometown college. She also wrote "Face to Face with God," the first in her series of devotions for Christian youth camp ministries.
WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN
Children relive the American frontier as "Grandma Sarah" presents hands-on workshops in soap making, bread making and leather work. 

T E L L I N G  T H E  S T O R Y  O F  T H E  O H I O  F R O N T I E R
THE OHIO FRONTIER HISTORY LADY
Karen Ruth Meyer
PIONEERS PRODUCED their own clothes. Flax plants, after a five-step process, were spun into linen thread. Wool yarn from sheep also took many steps. When these two threads were woven together, the resulting sturdy fabric was called linsey-woolsey. It kept out winter breezes as blankets and clothing.
CONFLICT AT CHILLICOTHE
A big decision. An epic journey. A life-changing adventure.


Settlers fear the Shawnee Indians at Chillicothe. Joshua is about to learn why. For Joshua Stewart and his family, the Kentucky frontier is their promised land. It’s a fresh start away from the difficulties of Virginia. It’s an opportunity to own as much land as they care to claim. It’s a chance of a lifetime, a dream come true. The only problem is getting there.

Will the Stewarts overcome the hardships that await them in the mountains of Pennsylvania? Will they survive the dangers of the Ohio River? And when the Shawnee Indians attack, will Joshua’s faith in the Lord be enough to save him?

$9.99
Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
Ages 8-12 (3rd Grade and Up)
ISBN 9780976682325
130 Pages
O H I O  F R O N T I E R   S E R I E S   
M A K E S   L E A R N I N G   A N   A D V E N T U R E
BATTLE AT BLUE LICKS
Settlers of the Ohio Frontier
by Karen Meyer

More and more settlers are coming to Limestone, but who is this stranger called Jefferson, and can he be trusted? Joshua Stewart struggles as he gets ready to help his pa fight the Indians, but what if they include the very Shawnees he has come to love? When the militia is forced to march to Blue Licks, Pa and Joshua join them and run into unexpected danger. Will the journey end in disaster, and will Dr. Strong’s Wonder Tonic reach Grandma Sarah in time? 

$9.99
Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
Ages 8-12 (3rd Grade and Up)
ISBN 9780982887547
138 Pages
ABOUT THE COVER PHOTO
The cover photo was taken at the 2004 Battle of Blue Licks Reenactment. Some participants are descendants of those who were in the original battle. Even the trees in the picture grew from those at the battlefield. Visit the annual reenactment to take part in "living history."

Karen's knowledge of the Ohio River Valley and her love of the Lord weave an inspiring tapestry of early American life.
WHISPERS AT MARIETTA
Mysteries of the Ohio Frontier 
by Karen Meyer

Rachel Putnam wishes her family had never come to the Ohio Frontier. When Rachel’s collie, Bounder, disappears she stumbles onto a mysterious Indian pictograph. Will her determination to leave Marietta be undermined by the events that follow, and what good could come from a stay in a Shawnee village?
As Rachel faces the accusing whispers of her part in her baby brother’s death, she struggles with why bad things happen. Will Rachel and her new friend, Maggie escape the Shawnees? 

$9.99
Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
Ages 8-12 (3rd Grade and Up)2013 Midwest Book Review
ISBN 9780989066709
136 Pages                                                                      2013 Buckeye Book Fair Selection


              "Thank you for your great books.Our library system has recently acquired your wonderful books about the Ohio Frontier. I know they will be popular with young readers. I just finished Missing at Marietta, and I must admire your ability to weave early Ohio History with the "story format" that will interest young readers. I am a native of Marietta and marvel at your ability to incorporate real pioneers into the story."

               Alan Hall, Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County  (Ohio)

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  "Whispers at Marietta" is the latest 
  middle school historical mystery from the Mysteries of the Ohio Frontier series. In this appealing, popular juvenile series,
historical fact and detail are mingled
tastefully with appealing, fictional young
protagonists who must make life choices
influenced by the known occurrences and conditions of the era..."Whispers at 
Marietta" is excellent juvenile historical 
fiction, a door opener for kids to tempt
them to explore frontier history further.

      From the Midwest Book Review,
                  June 2013,
         Mystery and Suspense Shelf

Missing at Marietta
Mysteries of the Ohio Frontier  book two
by Karen Meyer
Twelve-year-old Betsy waves a tearful goodbye to her family as the wagon takes her away from her Massachusetts farm. The money she will earn as Nyes' hired girl should help pay her family's passage to the Ohio frontier next year.
But when she arrives in Marietta, all her plans fall apart. First her job and expected wages are at risk, and then her carefully collected savings goes missing. There are dangerous thieves on the loose in Marietta, but Betsy knows her Good Shepherd is watching over her. So why does she have those shivers of fear?

$9.99
Middle Grade (3rd grade and up)
ISBN 9780982887557
123 pages