Karen Hulene Bartell


Dr. Karen Hulene Bartell, author of Lone Star Christmas: Holy Night, Angels from Ashes, Christmas in Catalonia, Sacred Gift, Belize Navidad, Sacred Choices, and others, is a best-selling author, motivational keynote speaker, IT technical editor, wife, and all-around pilgrim of life. She writes multicultural, offbeat love stories steeped in the supernatural that lift the spirit.

Dr. Bartell lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband Peter and her 'mews'—four rescued cats.

Water and love are the sources of life,
but what happens when the wells run dry?

Embroiled in a local water-rights conspiracy, college student Tulah finds herself enthralled by a charismatic corporate lawyer on the other side. But the water source for her family’s Texas winery is in serious jeopardy.

Tulah is torn between her childhood sweetheart and the gorgeous go-getter on the fast track. Her choice of men will determine whether she will block the corporation’s underhanded scheme and protect the community’s groundwater during a drought. Should she thwart the plot and protect the aquifer to save her family’s business? Or should she grab her chance at “the good life”?

The corporation plans to buy their land, but because of a loophole, legally pump it dry, leaving her family, the community, and wildlife to suffer the consequences. How long can Tulah alienate her family, turn her back on the love of her life, and ignore her conscience? On the other hand, this could be her one chance . . .

In a choice between love and water, who will she abandon?

A story of drought, water wars, corporate conspiracy, and record-breaking floods, Holy Water: Rule of Capture is based on true events surrounding the 2015 Memorial Day Flood of the Blanco River in Texas.

August 5, 2017 10:00 -1:00 pm

Harker Hts. Library, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX 76548 Author Fair

August 5, 2017 2:00 -4:00 pm
Harker Hts. Library, 400 Indian Trail, Harker Heights, TX

DIY ePublishing -Publish Your Book Yourself

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Wimberley Library, 400 FM2325, Wimberley, TX DIY ePublishing

Nov 4, 2017 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
'Christmas in Cahokia: Song of the Owl' Release Event Party
Dripping Springs Library,
501 Sportsplex, DS, TX 78620

Nov 4, 2017 11:00 pm - 12:00 pm
'Write NOW! Writers Workshop' - Dripping Springs Library,
501 Sportsplex, DS, TX 78620

Nov 15, 2017, noon - 1:00 pm
Great Generations, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 6000 FM 3237
Wimberley, TX 78676


Holy Water: Rule of Capture

Lone Star Christmas: Holy Night