About the Author
Nationally renowned for her ability to see the beauty in the world around us, Karen Walrond is the author of the photoblog Chookooloonks (www.chookooloonks.com/blog), which pairs striking imagery and inspiring words. Published online since February 2004, Chookooloonks was named one of the Best Adoption Blogs on the web by Adoptive Families magazine. She is a seasoned public speaker and has appeared on both local and national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her art pieces and projects have been included in exhibits around the country. She contributes to the collaborative Web site Shutter Sisters, a photoblog aimed at inspiring and creating community among avid women photographers. She is author of Through the Gadling Lens, a weekly column on the travel site Gadling.com, with tips and other information on travel photography.