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"Karen Ross Epp's work to document her brother's life and death is a unique effort that contributes to the full story of a long, and controversial war." ~Michael L. Lanning author of "The Only War We Had"


Karen Ross Epp holds a Bachelors degree from Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. 
Karen retired from teaching at the middle school level in 2004.

Born and raised in the rolling hills and country of southeastern Iowa, near Mt. Pleasant, she holds a deep appreciation for the land and the sturdy people who work and live there. 

Her love of family and history prompted Karen to preserve and honor her brother's memory, and that of the men from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, who served with him during the Vietnam War in 1969 in her first book, With Love Stan: A Soldier's Letters From Vietnam To The World

This primary source has made it's way into many high school history departments and classrooms as part of the study of this unpopular war. As a result of her book the Sullivan Brother's Iowa Military Museum in Waterloo, Iowa chose her brother, SP4 Stanley D. Ross, to represent the Vietnam Soldier in their new wing which was dedicated on November 15th, 2008. The museum displays artifacts and stories of all Iowa Veterans from the Civil War through the current conflict in Iraq.

Karen was deeply influenced by authors, Bernard Edelman, Dear America, Tim O'Brian, The Things They Carried, and Michael L. Lanning, The Only War We Had
Karen explains,"Edelman's book was inspiring to me because he used personal letters from Vietnam soldiers in the field. I was rivited as I read each letter and wondered...'Will he or she make it home?'" 

Edelman, like O'Brian and Lanning had experienced, first-hand, the Vietnam War.

Karen's new book "Corn Rose: A Novel" is now in print and available.

It is a Historical Fiction, a Romance, based her mother's life. As the War, WWII, winds down, Rose Calamia must decide if she will follow her husband of three months to rual Iowa or stay in sunny California where she's lived all her life. Los Angeles is a long way, in more ways than one, from the Iowa dirt farm that the love of her life wants to return to. The choice she makes will change her life forever and Rose wonders if it's all worth it.


Birth Place: MT. Pleasant, IA USA

Accomplishments: Honored at the Sullivan Brother's Iowa Veterans Museum Waterloo, Iowa
My book was placed in the Smithsonian that houses memorabilia left at the Vietnam Wall Memorial. Author Bernard Edelman placed Karen's book and a letter at the Wall.


Corn Rose: A Novel by Karen Ross Epp
A historical romance fiction novel set in the years as WWII is winding down....

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With Love Stan: A Soldiers Letters From Vietnam To The World by Karen Ross Epp
A primary source book, a compilation of Sp4 Stanley D. Ross's letters home from the front lines of Vietnam in 1969.Photographs and recollections of the men who served with Karen Ross Epp's brother.Contributing authors Bernard Edelman, Tim O'Brien, and Michael L. Lanning....

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Purple Heart
 by Karen Ross Epp
I wrote this poem to honor of my brave brother, SP4 Stanley D. Ross, who was mortally wounded on October 20, 1969, in Vietnam....

The Bloom Is Gone
 by Karen Ross Epp
An expression of my feelings about surviving breast cancer....


Flyover People Daily News
 by Karen Ross Epp
Daily news article about Karen Ross Epps new book Corn Rose: A Novel...

Flyover People of Kansas
 by Karen Ross Epp
Comments by Cheryl Unruh, Flyover People Web site. Karen with her author friend Beverley Olson Buller...

The human face of war
 by Karen Ross Epp
Dedication of the Sullivan Brother's Iowa Veterans Museum. Brother's story told through exhibit....

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum
 by Karen Ross Epp
The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum dedication on November 15, 2008. Karens brother, Stan Ross was honored as a representative of the Vietnam Soldier.Many of Stans artifacts were donated to the...

Press Release
 by Karen Ross Epp
Press release by Authorhouse for my book, With Love Stan...


Now availble on Kindle
 by Karen Ross Epp
My book will soon be available on Kindle at Amazonbooks, Barnes&Nobel, Sonny and other sites....

Author Extravaganza
 by Karen Ross Epp
Kansas authors gather at Town Crier in Emporia, Kansas...

Author Bernard Edelman displays book at the Wall.
 by Karen Ross Epp
Bernard Edelman author of Dear America displays book for Karen Ross Epp and family at the Vietnam Wall....


Karen Ross Epp

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Author of, "With Love Stan: A Soldier's Letters From Vietnam To The World" Honored at the dedication of the Sullivan Brother's Iowa Veterans Museum, Waterloo, Iowa November 15,2008

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