From that Day in 2009, Dr. Karen Moriarty has been immersed in the world of Michael Jackson. EVERYTHING had changed. It was a cataclysmic, life-transforming experience....
Now involved in Facebook and other social media, with nearly 20,000 followers – Michael Jackson fans – Dr. Moriarty's full-time endeavor has turned to defending and advancing Michael Jackson’s legacy all around the globe. She has become friends with some of the people who were closest to Michael. "My most cherished memory is giving my book about Michael to his daughter Paris in front of her father's childhood home in Gary, Indiana. She beamed a smile and promised to share it with Michael's beloved mother Katherine, Paris's grandmother and guardian. Wow! Such a thrilling and fulfilling event for me...."
Before 2009, Karen Moriarty worked as a teacher of English and writing, counselor, administrator, and consultant in public schools, a chief human resources officer, and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She earned advanced degrees, including her Doctorate, from Northern Illinois University.
Defending a King ~ His Life & Legacy is an intimate and disclosing portrayal of Michael Jackson, with previously undisclosed information and unique insights regarding this "king of a man." Because his goodness was unknown and/or ignored before his passing, this volume needs to be affixed to the legacy of MJ's genius and his greatness. Dr. Moriarty leads her reader through the maze of stunningly bizarre circumstances in which Michael lived and struggled, through his private joys and sufferings as a real human being ... a transcendent man.
Baby Richard: A Four-Year-Old Comes Home, published in 2003, was Dr. Moriarty's first book, written because it was "an epic story that had to be told."
Karen is married to Dr. Robert V. Moriarty, also a licensed clinical psychologist and former president of a community college and president of a private graduate school.
A lifelong lover of all animals, Karen has traveled to many countries in pursuit of observing their native wildlife. Her “second home” is now Kenya, where she has embarked on photo safaris eight times since 2006. There she visits her adopted orphan elephant Panda, who resides at the Voi Stockade of the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. There the Maasai tribal elders have conferred on her the honor of being named “Nasha,” which means “blessing” in their native language.
Karen and Robert reside with their feline companion, Billy Gene, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.