In December of 2015, Karen was interviewed by Vincent Stephens, Ph.D., for his essay blog on the site Riffs, Beats, & Codas.

You can read the full interview, as well as other writings by the prolific Dr. Stephens, by clicking this link: The Art of Independence

Here are just a few of his other recent essay blog topics and book reviews:
The music you heard growing up: Some notes on “neo-classic” singers
100-ish Most Influential Female Vocalists in 20th Century Popular Music
Now and Forever: Celebrating a century of Billie Holiday
Learning to Listen Excerpt 11: Roy Hamilton: Star, pioneer, and misfit
Learning to Listen Excerpt 10: Grit and grace: Etta James’s post-war blues
Learning to Listen Excerpt 1: Julia Fordham and Marti Jones
Mr. B: The Music & Life of Billy Eckstine by Cary Ginell
Jazz Child by Ellen Johnson