WMP Author

Karin Brace Wargel

About The Author

Karin Brace Wargel has been a lifelong resident of beautiful deep Southern Illinois, attending grade school and high school in a small town and graduating from Southern Illinois University. She stayed close to home and taught in public schools and Juvenile Detention Centers before retiring to write. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and four grandchildren, traveling, and being active. If there is ever any downtime, reading generally fills it up.

Published Books

Don’t Touch That Box
He lived with a box in a closet for five decades. A box he told them not to touch. During those years their lives were consumed with the tragedies of death, mental illness, a house fire, the Great Depression, and war. In this true story, Author Karin Wargel delves into the lifetime of the strong, talented genius who was the father of twelve children and her grandfather, Paul Schultetus. She discovers how they were able to carry on; by teaching the constellations from blankets in the yard on starry nights; by teaching a foreign language at breakfast; by having the rare library and radio in the neighborhood; and by making home-made ice cream in an old sorghum can. The family was still able to find much joy and happiness that was provided every day by hard-working, loving parents. Karin also visited Germany and acquaints herself with the lives of her ancestors and the well-known historical events they surmounted. They fled France during the routing of the Huguenots. They lived under the scourge of Communism. Her greatest discovery was the genes they possessed and sent to America that affected the lives of their descendants. What secrets does the mysterious box hold? Who finally has the strength to go against their beloved father and look inside this box after fifty years?
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