I like to thank all my friend's, and family who supported me in writing this book 'Karen.' I was inspired with the name Karen, because my own daughter name is Karen. At that time, I use to think of her a lot alongwith all the other characters in this book, which is also my kids. I have a lot of kids, and I have always been inspired by them, from the first day they were born. When I first started writing this book, I spend many days and nights doing so. One day, my mother saw my pages and decided to read them, and was more inspired than I was. She told me that she saw the pages and read them. And that I should continue writing, and so I did. Although my writing started somewhere in the 70s, my mother had the opportunity to review some of my book pages from when I first started my writing career. Today she's smiling down on me from haven, bless her soul.I'm sure she knows that she was, and still is a big inspiration to me. Upon all that was said, I would like to dedicate this book to all my kids. And a special thanks to my Mother, Josephine, two sisters Lillian and baby sister Diane, who are now in Heaven. Demitri, Jody, Karen, Joe, Danzell, Lillian, Delilah.Frank.