About Me

Who Is Karyn Almendarez?



Karyn wrote and published her #1 Amazon bestseller, Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief,  her heartfelt story of twelve faith-based treasures she experienced before, during, and after the death of her sixteen-year-old son in an early morning car accident.


Have you or someone you know lost a child? We are never prepared to face the death of our children. We don’t know what to feel, what to expect next, OR how to keep our passion for living.

Tragedy’s Treasures, A Mom’s Journey Through Grief gives faith-based answers to these questions, and it offers ways to comfort others throughout their grieving process.

Scroll to the end of this page to watch an interview with Karyn on launch day, October 10, 2016.

Her daughter, son-in-law, and their four children (two boys and two girls) live in Texas. She treasures each one of them and looks forward to the time she spends with them when she travels to Texas.










Karyn and her husband, Albert, thought they would move to Colorado to retire, but life held different plans. So, for three years, she taught second graders in Olathe, Colorado.


In May of 2017, Karyn retired from teaching for the second time!

When she is not writing, editing,  or blogging, she enjoys snow skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer, and playing with her cat, Minnie.

She invites you to read her encouraging and inspirational blog posts and to sign up for her email list to receive monthly newsletters with tips for non-techies, recipes, and uplifting information and resources for retirees.


Live with Laura: Interview with Author Karyn Almendarez from Live with Laura on Vimeo.

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Comforts for the Grieving

Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Do you wonder how to comfort others?  

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