Living in the shadow of the Mississippi River bluffs, Terri Karsten has been a writer and educator for many years with a keen interest in the past.

Her novel, A Mistake of Consequence (2015, B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree) takes readers into Colonial America. Her second novel, When Luck Runs Out (2017) is an orphan train story for middle-grade students. In 2020, Terri published The Legend of Goshado: A Japanese Folktale (a picture book) and Mindy Saves the Day (an early chapter book).

Speaking engagement topics include indentured servants in Colonial America, colonial cookery, orphan trains, and writing workshops.

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Terri Karsten

Terri Karsten