KLSyed-promo-1Karen L. Syed is one of those people who just can’t decide what to be good at. She’s done everything from teaching two-year-olds how to count, put their own shoes BACK on, and go pee pee in the potty to selling gold chain by the inch to truck detailing for Ford Motor Company to running her own publishing house.

One of her greatest loves is writing. With too many stories to tell and not enough life expectancy to write them all, she finds pure joy in publishing the words of others.

Raised as a good little Methodist girl in Florida, she has moved around a bit, only to find herself back in Florida. She recently converted to Islam and is finding a lot more joy and peace in life.

As the owner of Echelon Press Publishing, she is blessed to be surrounded by the written word and the joyous people who devote their lives to entertaining others. She also finds a great deal of joy in her genealogical quest. Coming from a mixed heritage (Dutch and Negro) she finds herself captivated by the history and the variety of skeletons in her family’s closets. It’s taken twenty years to build the hobby into a full-blown obsession and she could not be happier about it.