I teamed up with a great illustrator, Samela St. Pierre, to bring an inspiring story of a young girl’s eagerness to connect with new friends in this delightful and unlikely adventure. I can’t believe my new book is finally available! Maddie and her grandpa discover new experiences and joy around every corner, in their urbanContinue reading “Meet Maddie”
Maddie cannot imagine a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with her Grandpa. They meet a colorful cast of locals in her hometown: a street musician, a fruit seller, and a pizza chef are all part of this adorable adventure. When Maddie meets the mysterious Lydia, who allows her a sneak peek intoContinue reading “New Book: Maddie’s Saturday to Remember”
I’m very proud and excited to announce that The Magic Straw Hat is a National Indie Excellence Award finalist! Congrats to all of the winners and fellow finalists. What a wonderful community of talented, inspirational authors and illustrators to be a part of.
Share the magic with children this holiday season. Karen Jonice Bricker writes children’s stories highlighting exciting family memories, and magical adventures. Check out her two picture books, The Magic Straw Hat and Destination Adventure. karenbricker.com Amazon.com karenbricker.com
This month, Karen released her second book, Destination Adventure. This charming story is about Karen as a young girl and the exciting, unpredictable circumstances she and her family experience one summer vacation. In this story, we meet the author’s spontaneous father, easy-going mother and fun-loving older brothers, who are faced with some “rocky” challenges alongContinue reading “Book Launch: Destination Adventure”
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Everyone needs a little magic in their life, and kids are no exception. In The Magic Straw Hat, author Karen Jonice Bricker combines her own family history and her unique creativity to share the story of Caitie, a young girl who discovers her great-grandmother’s straw hat and embarks on…
As a mother, I have always used storytelling as a way to keep my family’s traditions alive. Recently, my wonderful marketing team, St. Somewhere Holdings, LLC, shared an email with our followers promoting my book, The Magic Straw Hat, in a way that also promoted the passing along of traditions, which, as you may haveContinue reading “Keeping Traditions Alive”
There are many pieces of inspiration I drew upon to write The Magic Straw Hat. And, for anyone who has read the story, you know that my daughter, Caitie, was one of the biggest pieces. Since she was a little girl, one of her favorite things to do was to rummage through old photo albums.Continue reading “Little Miss Magic Straw Hat”
This holiday season, give a gift of adventure and ancestry! The Magic Straw Hat is the perfect gift for kids and kids at heart! Guaranteed to ship by December 25th. While it’s temporarily sold out of Amazon, you can purchase via Barnes & Noble or SDP Publishing Solutions.
Everyone needs a little magic in their life, and kids are no exception. In The Magic Straw Hat, author Karen Jonice Bricker combines her own family history and her unique creativity to share the story of Caitie, a young girl who discovers her great-grandmother’s straw hat and embarks on an adventure, learning much about herselfContinue reading “The Magic Straw Hat Offers Kids a Magical Journey Exploring the Importance of Heritage”