Karen Spears Zacharias: "Hero Mama" (William Morrow)
Journalist Karen Spears Zacharias was 9 years old in 1966 when her father died a hero in Vietnam. Her mother was 29 and left with three small children, an invalid father, and a ninth grade education. She tells the story of her mother's heroic struggles to hold the family together.
award-winning journalist and contributing columnist for "The Veteran." She serves on the national advisory board of the Virtual Wall and the Orphans of War Foundation and is a member of Sons and Daughters in Touch.