Michele Karl experiences withdrawal symptoms if she skips a garage sale. She is an avid collector of dolls, children's books, costume jewelry, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and vintage valentines. Her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including Ebay Magazine and Mary Beth's Bean Bag World. In addition to writing and collecting, Ms. Karl enjoys flying with her husband in their twin-engine Cessna 310. They currently reside in Seymour, Tennessee, with their two children, Mathew and Angela, who have already started their own collections of Pez dispensers, magic wands, and Beanie Babies.
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