Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen


Afraid of Everything is a touching and expertly written book about the life and experiences of Helena Carr as she explores an intriguing new world.

Helena Carr is afraid of everything. After a crisis at work, she quits her job and feels lost. It’s time for a serious change, to beat the extreme anxiety that has plagued her since childhood. Something different, unplanned and radical. Sell her house, move to a foreign location, turn her life upside down in an effort to end the emotionally paralyzing fear.  Before Helena can act on her options, however, she has a terrible accident on a Southern California freeway. Instead of going on an exotic vacation, she is in a hospital, in a coma, traveling to strange worlds in another dimension, meeting people who seem to know more about her than she knows about herself.  As Helena explores this intriguing new world, she realizes the truth about her past and the purpose of her future. And she is no longer afraid. She is at last ready to live. But first, she must wake up from the coma.

Paperback: 285 Pages

Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher:

WiDo Publishing (October 7, 2014) ASIN: B00OAC0N6U

Twitter hashtag: #AfraidGowen
Afraid of Everything  is available as an e-book and paperback at Amazon

Karen Jones Gowen Headshot for WOW tour

About the Author:

Born and raised in central Illinois, Karen Jones Gowen now lives and writes in Panajachel, Guatemala. She and her husband Bruce are the parents of ten children. Not surprisingly, family relationships are a recurring theme in Gowen’s writing. Her  children’s stories have appeared in the Friend, and her essays in the Jacksonville Journal Courier. Gowen’s published books are Farm GirlUncut DiamondsHouse of Diamonds, Lighting Candles in the Snow, Farm Girl Country Cooking: Hearty Meals for Active Families and Afraid of Everything. She blogs at her website, and at Coming Down the Mountain.

 Karen can be found online at:




Twitter:  @KarenGowen


Blog Tour stops:


Monday, March 2 (today) @ The Muffin Stop by for an interview and book giveaway!

Monday, March 2 @ Romance Junkies Check in at Romance Junkies blog today and learn more about author Karen Jones Gowen and her latest book, Afraid of Everything.

Tuesday, March 3 @ The Lit Ladies See what author Margo Dill has to say after reading Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen. There will also be a giveaway of Afraid of Everything for one lucky winner; Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 4 @ All Things Audry Fellow author Audry Fryer reviews Karen Jones Gowen’s latest work, Afraid of Everything. Stop by and hear from Audry and get in on a giveaway for your own copy of this fabulous read!

Thursday, March 5 @ Choices with Madeline Tasky Sharples Madeline Sharples reviews the fabulous new novel by Karen Jones Gowen. Learn more about Gowen and Afraid of Everything and one lucky blog reader will win a copy of the book in a giveaway.

Friday, March 6 @ Create Write Now Mari McCarthy reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen. Fellow author reviews are always the best – stop by and see what Mari has to say!

Monday, March 9 @ Hott Books  Don’t miss today’s giveaway and book review for Karen Jones Gowen’s Afraid of Everything! Guest author Melissa Bennett will be reviewing this fabulous novel and one lucky winner will walk away with their own copy to read (and hopefully review)!

Tuesday, March 10 @ Bring on Lemons Join educator and guest blogger Cathy Hansen as she shares her thoughts after reading Karen Jones Gowen’s latest book Afraid of Everything. Be sure to complete the Rafflecopter form and see if you’ll be the lucky winner of the giveaway for your own copy of this great book! Wednesday,

March 11 @ Nutshell Newsletter Press Join Sheila Gazlay as she reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen.

Thursday, March 12 @ Lauren Scharhag Avid reader and book enthusiast Cathy Kirby Contino reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen. Readers of Lauren Scharhag’s blog will also have an opportunity to win a copy of Afraid of Everything. This is a blog stop you won’t want to miss!

Friday, March 13 @ Selling Books with Cathy Stucker Catch up with Karen Jones Gowen as she is interviewed by Cathy Stucker about her latest work Afraid of Everything. Don’t miss this WOW! Women on Writing book blog tour stop at Selling Books!

Monday, March 16 @ Katherine Hajer Katherine Hajer reads and reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen. One lucky reader of Katherine’s blog will also win the giveaway and take home their very own copy of this great book!

Wednesday, March 18 @ Renee’s Pages WOW!’s own Renee Roberson reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen and will host a giveaway for one lucky winner to go home with their very own copy of this page turning novel!

Thursday, March 19 @ I’d So Rather Be Reading Find out what the lovely Kelli at I’d So Rather Be Reading has to say after reading the latest work by Karen Jones Gowen. Find out more about Afraid of Everything and get in on the giveaway to win your very own copy!

Friday, March 20 @ Author Ava Louise Fellow author Ava Louise reviews Karen Jones Gowen’s latest work “Afraid of Everything” and offers a giveaway for one lucky reader!

Monday, March 30 @ Memoir Writer’s Journey Join Kathleen Pooler at Memoir Writer’s Journey as she reviews Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen


2 Responses to Afraid of Everything by Karen Jones Gowen

  1. Arlee Bird

    Wishing all the best of success to Karen and her book. It sounds like a good one.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  2. karenjonesgowen

    Thank you for featuring me and Afraid of Everything today on Romance Junkies!

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