When author Karen S. Exkorn set out to write an erotic humor novel, she had just turned 52 and felt she had finally reached a stage in her life where it was time to do all things she was afraid or embarrassed to share in public. A woman of many shades, Exkorn, now keeps a list of things outside her comfort zone that she wants to try NOW ( which she NEVER refers to as a bucket list because, let’s face it, anything with the word “die” in it isn’t all that fun.) Recent “check-offs” from her list include “Meet Beyonce”, “Flashing a truck driver” and “Go on a date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.” The author calls upon all women to grab a pen, channel their inner princesses and start making their own lists too.
I am participating in the Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish Campaign and get to tell you my deepest, darkest secret wish on my bucket list. I'll turn 52 in a few months and I don't have a long bucket list, but there is one thing I really want to do before I turn sixty. You see I'm afraid of heights. I don't like escalators, high bridges, or mountains. I've never been in a airplane or hot air balloon. You're going to think I'm crazy, but I want to sky dive. I want to feel the wind rush through me and the thrill of jumping out of a plane.
I probably will chicken out if or when I go up, but if I do there's always seventy.
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porn by night. She hopes that she does not slip one of her clients the wrong pages…
As founder and President of KAS Consulting, Inc. and Speak On, Exkorn creates and delivers innovative
corporate training programs for Fortune 500 companies. An internationally known motivational speaker,
Exkorn is a frequent lecturer at corporations and universities.
Exkorn is also the author of the best-selling book, The Autism
Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis,
Treatment, Coping, and Healing—From a Mother Whose Child
Recovered (2005 HarperCollins). The success of her book led to
appearances on Good Morning America, Today Show, The View,
CNN, CBS News, Nightline, PBS, and articles in The New York
Times, Town & Country, Parents Magazine, Child Magazine and
With a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the Gallatin
School of Individualized Studies at NYU, Exkorn is a former
professional dancer and performance artist known for her witty
banter, dynamic prose and unique theatre pieces.
When she’s not on TV, writing, consulting, performing, dancing,
mothering, running errands, making dinner, or walking the dog,
Exkorn can be found trying to cram her body into a relaxing yoga pose.
Exkorn lives in New York with her husband, son, and dog.
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