Karen Hulene Bartell


Dr. Karen Hulene Bartell, author of Holy Water: Rule of Capture, 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.

The earth has music for those
who listen . . .

Veterinarian and owl-lover Ceci Lupo is an oddity—she sees music as colorful dancing notes. Be it sacred music, rap, or jazz, to her, it’s healing—it’s the voice of God.

After uncovering a mysterious urn of ashes, then discovering she was adopted, Ceci sets off on a journey to investigate her ancestry. Her search leads her from a St. Louis blues nightclub to the Cathedral Basilica for Gregorian Chant to an archeological dig at the sacred pyramid at Cahokia. As the present overlaps with the past, she learns of an earthbound spirit linked to the ancient Cahokian culture.

Along her quest, an undiscovered murder triggers a re-thinking of her life. How much of her past can be trusted? And who is she, really? As Ceci unearths her roots, she begins the process of realizing the world is a more extraordinary place than she ever imagined.

Set in Cahokia, Illinois, home to North America’s largest pyramid, Christmas in Cahokia: Song of the Owl celebrates music and the mystical, as it embraces the truth of who we are.

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 9, 2017, noon - 10:00 am 'Christmas in Cahokia: Song of the Owl' St. Mary's Ladies Guild,
Wimberley, TX 78676

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


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