Down at the Depot with Children's Author
Karen Kulinski

MY KIND OF HISTORY



I always liked history, but I fell in love with it in college when I read a book called, "The Plain People of the Confederacy."

I had learned about the famous historical figures, the famous battles, the famous events, but after reading that book, I searched out what was happening to all those people who weren't so famous. So that's what this page will contain. Stories and information and things to learn about the "plain people of history."

I also am fascinated by the quirky, unusual and really wild stories about famous historical figures and events that you never read in history books. Some of that will be on this page, too.

Like this historical fact: Confederate General Robert E. Lee traveled throughout the war with a servant to take care of his needs. Lee also traveled with a live chicken to provide him with fresh eggs each day for breakfast!

It's this kind of stuff that hooked me on history, and I hope that I can hook a few more kids on the subject, as well.

And, of course, there will be stuff about railroads and elephants on this page. And probably chickens, too.

Book Talks

WE'RE LAUNCHING THE BOOK IN EVANSVILLE OVER VETERANS DAY WEEKEND!





SOME AUTHOR VISITS



I was part of the Printer's Row Litfest program, "So You Want to Write a Children's Book?" in Chicago, Illinois, on June 12, 2016.



2016



Mooseheart, Illinois school visit
Joan Martin School, Lake Station, Indiana
The Indiana Writers Consortium Steel Pen Conference panel, "I Want to Get Published!"



2017



Protsman School, Dyer Indiana
Montessori Children's Schoolhouse, Hammond, Indiana
Career Fair, Wadsworth School, Griffith, Indiana
Reading Celebration, Wadsworth School, Griffith, Indiana



2018



Appeared in April at Lincoln Elementary, Hanover Community School Corporation, Indiana