Karen Meyer, Author  

Historical Biography and Christian Fiction for Children
When Moses and Tom flee their Kentucky home to find freedom in Canada, their journey is beset with danger. 

From spine-tingling sounds coming from the dark woods to slave catchers hot on their trail, fear is their constant companion. Can they trust the two men on horseback who offer them aid?

Across the Ohio River in Ripley, young Will Butler fears the consequences of the Fugitive Slave Law if he helps runaways. But after hearing Rev. John Rankin’s compelling message, the entire Butler family becomes a link in the Underground Railroad.
Grampa told the boys to trust God, but will Grampa’s prayers be enough to get them safely through the snake-filled Great Black Swamp? A life or death decision stands between them and the steamship at Lake Erie. Will Moses and Tom ever be free?

Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
174 pages
ISBN 9780989066792

What will stop the whispers? 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?
Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction                           
136 Pages                                                              
ISBN 9780989066709

2013 Midwest Book Review
Ohioana Book Fair Selection
2013 Buckeye Book Fair Selection
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?


Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction

123 pages   
ISBN 9780982887557
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.

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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?

Juvenile Christian Fiction
130 Pages
ISBN 9780976682325
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? 

Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
138 Pages
ISBN 9780982887547

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."

Claire Russell's family will be evicted in two months if Papa can't pay the bank. He says to trust the Lord, but Claire is desperately worried.

When her twin brother Reuben writes a play, he and Claire enlist their boarders, their neighbors, and young Orville Wright to act in it. The Countess has so much enthusiasm for her role as the Queen, she even agrees to wear her valuable tiara as a part of her costume. Will the ticket sales be enough to save the family's Victorian boarding House?

One by one strange things continue to happen until the night of the play, when the biggest catastrophe of all unfolds. When the thief catchers, Claire, Reuben, and Orville, unite to follow the thief's trail, they face some big surprises. Can Mr. Drummond be trusted? and will Claire ever learn to give her fears to God?

Juvenile Historical Christian Fiction
156 Pages
ISBN 9780997495324

NEW! Sports and Nutrition for Youth

Are you up to the challenge of making wise decisions about eating and exercising not only to improve your sports performance but also to feel great whether your team wins or loses?


Juvenile Non-Fiction
Sports and Nutrition | Illustrated
88 pages
ISBN 978-0-692-95963-3
Find out what Roxy and Rocky learned about the right fuel for energy and endurance. Learn how to train effectively, how to prevent and treat injuries, and what causes cramps.

From Wimpy to Winning is in an outline format--this allows you to skip to the parts you need to learn about, or go back and review when you "hit the wall".

​If you like to eat (don't we all?) then you will enjoy the list of A to Z Super Foods. You may also want to try one of the mouth-watering recipes, too. If so, grab your highlighter and a copy of this book and get started changing ​From Wimpy to Winning.

NEW! Biography of a Frontiersman

Tramp the woods with frontiersman, Simon Kenton and gain a new appreciation for what the pioneers faced—dangers of Indian attack, disease, even near-starvation—in order to settle on the frontier.
Would you be willing to face the dangers of Indian attack, disease, even near-starvation to settle on the frontier? Many settlers were, and Simon Kenton welcomed and aided them.

Simon Kenton's neighbors in Virginia were not surprised when he disappeared a few days before his sixteenth birthday. They retold the story of the brawl that may or may not have ended in a murder. Only many years later, when the prodigal son returned, did they learn of the key role he played in settling the new nation's frontier along the Ohio River.

Kenton never ran away from danger. Rifle loaded, he crept silent as an Indian to rescue many a kidnapped settler. His narrow escapes from Shawnee Indians rivaled those of his famous friend, Daniel Boone. Simon’s influence on the events of his day can be gauged by the men he counted as friends--George Rogers Clark, the daring military leader, fellow frontiersman Daniel Boone, and Simon Girty, the renegade who settlers loved to hate.

The Shawnees' great respect for Kenton grew after they captured their great enemy. When Simon’s gun misfires and he faces gauntlets, tortures, and life-threatening injury, would he finally give up? Would being burned at the stake be his fate?

Juvenile Non-Fiction
Historical Biography | Illustrated
114 pages
ISBN 9780999115749   
Karen Meyer's Midgrade Novels are Published by Sable Creek Press