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Karen at The Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum in Leeds, Utah

Karen at the Silver Reef Museum

And Remember – Leave your six-shooter with the Bartender!!

Come Join Karen Kondazian for a Book Signing at Barnes & Noble




For a Book Signing, Video and Q&A

of her New Historical Novel


inspired by a true story


Red Cliffs Mall, 1720 East red Cliffs Drive

St. George, Utah, 84790


(Also Enjoy Some Refreshments)


Women of the Wild West

12 Renowned Women of the Wild West


Perhaps no other time in America’s history is as steeped in myth, legend, and adventure as the pioneering age of the “Wild West.” Outlaws, lawmen, cowboys, American Indians, miners, ranchers, and more than a few “ladies of ill repute” emerged in this era, from 1865 to 190­0.


Any female settler in the West was a heroine in her own right, but listed here are a few of the more famous (and infamous) women of this intriguing period.

Read Original article from howstuffworks.com.

Karen’s April Book Radio Tour


Karen will be busy on her Radio Tour in the next few Weeks


Fri, March 30th, 2012 – Winnipeg, Canada

Karen gets interviewed on CJOB-680AM “The Drive”

12:15 pm Mountain (1:15 pm Central).

Airs throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Northwestern Ontario and so me of the northern states. More information on their website.


Sun, April 1st, 2012 – Woodstock, NY

Karen gets interviewed on WDST-100.1FM “Woodstock Roundtable”

6:00 AM Mountain (8:00 AM Eastern).

Airs north of NYC, from just north of Westchester County to Albany. More information on their website.


Mon, April 2nd, 2012 – Shenandoah, IA

Karen gets interviewed on KMA-960AM & 99.1FM “The Chuck & Don Show”

7:20 am Mountain (8:20 am Central)

Airs in certain parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.More information on their website.


Thur, April 11th, 2012 – Fargo, ND

Karen gets interviewed on Prairie Public Broadcasting (Public Radio) “Hear It Now”

2:00 PM Mountain

Airs statewide and in northwestern Minnesota and eastern Montana. Various Broadcast Frequencies. More information on their website.


The Whip Featured on the Cover of Publishers Weekly

March 26, 2012

The Whip has been selected to appear on the cover of Publishers Weekly. The March 26, 2012 issue of Publishers Weekly is devoted to new titles by independent publishers. Karen Kondazian’s The Whip is one of fourteen books featured on the cover.  Jeff DeCola, our book cover artist, was very happy to hear this news.


On a Magazine Stand outside Book Soup in Los Angeles


Inside Blurb about The Whip


The buzz about Karen making the cover:

Good Reads

Women Writing the West

Our Press Release

Hansen Publishing




Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com Interviews Karen Kondazian

Meet Award-Winning Actress and Author of The Whip, Karen Kondazian

Published February 4th, 2012

Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is excited to have as our guest Karen Kondazian author of The Whip. In addition to being an author, Karen is an award-winning theater actress and she has starred in over 50 television shows and films, including the role of Kate Holliday in the TV movie, The Shootout at the OK Corral. Karen is also the author of The Actor’s Encyclopedia of Casting Directors.

In 1979 Karen won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in The Rose Tattoo, (in which her work as an actor and producer so impressed Tennessee Williams that they became friends, and he gave her carte blanche to produce any of his work in his lifetime).

Good day Karen and thanks for participating in our interview.  The Whip is your first novel. How did you enjoy the process of writing a novel and how much of your acting career influenced your writing?

Still #1 on Book Soup Best-Seller List “The Whip” 2nd Week in a row




1. The Whip  (Karen Kondazian)

2. Shortcut Man: A Novel  (p.g. sturges)

3. The Lazarus Project  (Aleksandar Hemon)

4. Swamplandia  (Karen Russell)

5. Oryx and Crake  (Margaret Atwood)

6. Los Angeles: Stories  (Ry Cooder)

7. Empty The Sun  (Joseph Mattson)

8. The Elementary Particles  (Michel Houellebecq)

9. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel  (Karuki Murakami)

10. A Hole In The Ground Owned By A Liar  (Daniel Pyne)

‘The Whip’ Hits #1 Spot on Book Soup Best-Seller List

BOOK SOUP, Los Angeles

February 11, 2012


Karen Kondazian joined readers, friends and colleagues at Book Soup in West Hollywood for a fantastic reading and signing of her new book.

The Whip quickly rose to the #1 spot on the paperback fiction best-sellers list at Book Soup as Karen and the story of her main character, Charley Parkhurst charmed the crowd.





1. The Whip  (Karen Kondazian)

2. Shortcut Man: A Novel  (p.g. sturges)

3. Empty The Sun  (Joseph Mattson)

4. What It Was  (George Pelecanos)

5. Los Angeles: Stories  (Ry Cooder)

6. The Lazarus Project  (Aleksandar Hemon)

7. A Visit From The Goon Squad  (Jennifer Egan)

8. Smut: Stories  (Alan Bennett)

9. While Mortals Sleep  (Kurt Vonnegut)

10. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel  (SJ Watson)


Karen with Book Cover artist Jeff DeCola

Karen signs a book for author Dee Levy

Karen and friend, Director Michael Peretzian

Karen helps play the Banjo with Marquis W. Howell, II


Karen wins Actors Fund Auction and has lunch with author Carol Higgins Clark in NYC

This past November, Karen Kondazian won the Actors Fund Auction prize. The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps professionals in the performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition.

Karen won a luncheon with NY Times best-selling suspense author, Carol Higgins Clark, daughter of the great NY Times best-selling suspense writer Mary Higgins Clark. The luncheon took place at the iconic Sardi’s Restaurant in NYC, where most opening Broadway shows celebrate while awaiting their reviews.

Photo: Standing: Carol Higgins Clark, Lyle Kessler,

Sitting: Karen Kondazian, Nadine Schramm & Margaret Ladd  on November 17, 2011. 

Lyle Kessler is an American playwright, screenwriter and actor, best known internationally for Orphans, the play he wrote in 1983.

Margaret Ladd is an American actress, best known for playing Emma Channing in Falcon Crest in the 1980’s throughout its nine-year run. She is married to Lyle Kessler.