Meet Children’s Author

Karen Schaufeld

Karen Schaufeld is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, lawyer and award-winning author. Karen describes the development of her first book as “the exhausting process of holding a story that lives in your mind until you are forced to put it on paper.” She published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, in 2013 and released Larry and Bob in 2016 and How to Eat a Peach in 2019.  Her latest book, Vultures, A Love Story, is now available.

Books by Karen

Larry and Bob

Larry and Bob is a beautiful story of a unique friendship between a Bald Eagle and a Smallmouth Bass. In the midst of their everyday lives, Larry and Bob meet one fateful day that will change them both. Larry and Bob is an exciting story that will keep readers intrigued about what will happen next.


How to Eat a Peach

How much would you do to follow your passion?  Squirrel’s only passion is peaches, and a farmer and a wall stand between him and his goal.  This suspenseful fable is a tale of determination and an unexpected change of heart.


The Lollipop Tree

Follow us on the exciting journey of a strong and proud little tree! Once remarked upon for her tall stature and growing limbs, an incredible storm leaves her scarred and the tree must fight all odds to regain the strength and beauty once marveled at by passersby. The Lollipop Tree is a beautiful and unusual story that young readers will come to love through seasons of change.


Vultures, A Love Story

Little Igor (eye-gore), a vulture, was born with a limp and an unusual feather sticking up from his otherwise bald head. This tale is about appreciating our differences and our skills and recognizing that we all deserve love.



Karen Schaufeld co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART) a school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children. AART looks at Kindergarten Readiness Indicators and the individual strengths of each child in the class. When children learn to read at an early age, they gain greater general knowledge, expand their vocabularies, and become more fluent readers. Karen’s support of early childhood reading extends beyond AART into her own fables. She knows that stories that have the most significant impact make an emotional impression on children. She also has created her books to be read to children using advanced vocabulary to support vocabulary acquisition. The power of the written word is displayed in the memories of adults who can remember their favorite books from childhood and how they made them feel. She hopes that one day she will learn that one of her books had that impression on a child.

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Local friends: Are you ready to find Waldo?He’s baaack! Everyone’s favorite bespectacled, stripe-shirted fella is going to be hidden in 30 businesses throughout downtown all July long!

Our now-annual Find Waldo, Shop Local scavenger hunt begins on July 1. Pick up your bingo card at any participating business and then…the search is on!

Once you’ve collected at least ten different store
stamps, bring your card to our shop for discounts and prizes. If you collect at least twenty stamps you’ll also be entered in a drawing for a deluxe set of Waldo books and more!

The search ends on July 31, with a party and
prize drawing at Birch Tree on Friday, August
2 at 5 pm.

Thanks for the support @townofleesburgva and we cannot wait for you to find Waldo in:
529 Kids Consign Loudoun
Books and Other Found Things
Brick & Mortar
Catty Corner Cafe
CRAFT - Leesburg
Cowbell Kitchen
Creme de la Creme
District Hemp Botanicals
Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault
Far Bungalow Farm
Gruto's Soft Serve
Gvino Enoteca
King Street Coffee
La Taqueria
Mom's Apple Pie
Neighbors: A Local Market
Shake and Bops
Simply Be Coffee
Sunflower Shack LLC
The Global Local
The Clothing Closet
Trinity House Café
The Resourceful Woman
Very Virginia Shop
Zest Clothing & Co.
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Local friends: Are you ready to find Waldo?

Need plans for this weekend? Check out this free reading event at Lansdowne Woods. You’ll find my books for sale from 2 to 4 pm!Lansdowne Woods will host its Literary Festival next Saturday June 29, from 10am to 4pm. Attend free workshops conducted by published authors and publishing professionals, learn how to write a memoir or a children’s book, find a publisher and market a book, write a great essay from an intriguing prompt, and network with writers, authors, and readers.

In the afternoon, authors will have tables with their books, ready to sign and sell and discuss their ideas with you. The entire event is free for readers and open to the public, so tell your reading buddies and join the fun. See you there!
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Need plans for this weekend? Check out this free reading event at Lansdowne Woods. You’ll find my books for sale from 2 to 4 pm!
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