Karen Spears Zacharias said Tuesday writing Mother of Rain was the most frightening thing she has done as an author.
It is her first novel.
The Columbus High graduate, who teaches journalism at Central Washington University, said she felt as if she was trying to jump over the Grand Canyon as she took her "haunting tale of hardship and war" from one point to the next.
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Maria was a typical student at Pasco High School. She was involved in student government, played spoMusic And Words Confront War, March 1
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