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Karen Lane Van Neste

Karen Lane Van Neste, American librarian, editor.

Background

  • Neste, Karen Lane Van was born on October 18, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Lane and Phyllis Worthington Van Neste.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1973. Master of Science in Library. Science, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976.

    Career

    • Library. division disorders development and learning University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976—1977. Library Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1977—1978. Library, researcher Media General, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1979—1988.

      Library Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1988—1998, restaurant critic, 2003—2004, library, 2004—2007. Public Van Neste Books, Midlothian, 1996—2001. Viewpoints editor & columnist, member, editorial board Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, since 2007.

      Copy editor Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1999—2002. Freelance editor, Richmond, 2001—2007.

    Works

    • Dead Reckoning (Valkyrie)
    • Top 50 Bestseller - UK Kindle Store as part of 'The Hot Box' #1 Bestseller - Sea Adventures - UK  Dead Reckoning is a historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: d-Liberal

    Membership

    Member Edgehill Condominium Association, Richmond, Virginia, 1981—1983. Contributor James River Writers Festival, 2002—2006. Editor, writer newsletter The Prestwould Condominium Association, 2001—2007.

    Member Architect Committee Villas Snowden Association, 2010. Member of American Biographical Institute, Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Special Libraries Association, Professional Women's Advisory Board, University Virginia Alumni Association (life), 2300 Club (house rules committee 2006, member house rules committee).

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, interior decorating, cooking.

    Connections

    • Married Howard Wayne Owen, August 18, 1973.
    • father: Wilbur Lane
    • mother: Phyllis Worthington Van Neste
    • spouse: Howard Wayne Owen
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    Born October 18, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Virginia
    • 1976
      University North Carolina
    • 1976 - 1977
      Library division disorders development and learning University North Carolina
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
      library Florida State University
      Tallahassee, Florida, United States
    • 1988 - 1998
      library Richmond Times-Dispatch
    • 1996 - 2001
      public Van Neste Books
      Midlothian, United Kingdom
    • 2003 - 2004
      library Richmond Times-Dispatch
    • 2004 - 2007
      library Richmond Times-Dispatch
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