From international bestselling author and inspirational speaker Karen Gruber,

a debut novel that vividly weaves two intriguing tales of the power of friendship, motherhood, and the ability to trust one’s own voice.

From international bestselling author and inspirational speaker Karen Gruber,

a debut novel that vividly weaves two intriguing tales of the power of friendship, motherhood, and the ability to trust one’s own voice.

About the Author

Karen Gruber is an international #1 best-selling contributing author, inspirational speaker, and a Leadership Development Coach for women and moms. She specializes in inspiring moms to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders. Karen has had extensive specialized training in parenting, feminine spirituality, and leadership. Over the past 15 years she has provided innovative leadership coaching for moms and has dramatically transformed her own life.

Sharing her life with her husband Jim and daughter Jaymie, presenting her message to other women, and traveling the world bring her the greatest joy.
She is the founder of The Inspired Mama, a company located in gorgeous Denver, Colorado that focuses on the inspiration, leadership, and wellbeing of women and moms.

When Lions Roar is Karen’s debut fictional work. She is freakish about Christmas lights and loves to play Baccarat.


Let’s Keep the Conversation Going…

Book Clubs & Women’s Organizations

Complimentary Discussion Guide for Book Clubs and Women’s Organizations.

Looking to connect with the author directly? Karen will virtually speak to your club or organization.

The Roar Salon | Karen Gruber Speaking

ROAR Salon

For new readers of the book When Lions Roar, join author Karen Gruber for a lively discussion around one of the central themes from the novel.

ROAR-the Experience

Every Woman has a ROAR inside
A ROAR to be Whole, A ROAR to Create,
A ROAR to Lead,
A ROAR to finally & unapologetically stand in her truth once and for all!

4 out of 4 Stars

“The book is narrated from the perspective of Maggie in an agonizing and hearty tone. I love the writing style. The narration flow is swift and steady. The vivid description of characters and the world-building create an environment that makes the reader feel like he/she is in the story witnessing the events taking place. The book is emotionally gripping. Readers will learn a lot from the story about marriage, friendship, and motherhood.”

4 out of 5 Stars

“Gruber’s writing is powerful, while her narrative is a feast for the sense with its vivid descriptions of sweeping vistas, panoramic sunsets, and majestic wild animals.

…Gruber deftly weaves these two seemingly disparate stories together.”

Self-Publishing Review

“Gruber also builds poignant human connections…aptly incorporates the dark continent as the perfect backdrop – “a balm for my soul” – for Maggie’s cathartic change.

When Lions Roar is a delightfully unexpected offering that should satisfy readers drawn to central female characters that rise above their circumstances and transform to a higher sense of self.”

Blueink Review

“Gruber’s book is a page turner! Her writing is so rich, detailed, sensuous, breathtaking and beautiful. When Lions Roar is a woman’s story of reclamation – reclaiming her voice and herself in the world, something that is so needed at this time.”

Tabby Biddle-M.S. Ed.

Bestselling Author of Find Your Voice

“You will not be the same when you close this book…get ready for your own journey to be ignited and fueled in this spellbinding story!”

Sarah Davison-Tracy

Author, Speaker, Founder of Seeds of Exchange

“From the moment I placed my eyes on the cover, I did not want to put this book down. It was completely refreshing to me to read the details of abuse. His is something many women live through but is kept hush-hush even among the best of friends. Karen is not only a writer, but a healer through her gifted storytelling.”

Vanessa Tavernetti

Life Purpose Guide, Earth Magic Academy

“The rich descriptions in the book made the scenery and the characters come to life. It transports you to Africa on safari and awakens you to the wonder of this world far away.

This book transverses the human experience, as it takes us into some of the dark and difficult experiences of Maggie’s life, yet also swings high into triumph and hope. The final words gave me goosebumps. It reminds us of the importance of love, for ourselves and for others, and how it can cross any boundary.”

Carrie Hoffman

“Throughout this book, I cried and cheered for the main character as she slowly emerged from her former self into the woman she was created to be.”

LeEllen Condry

Associate Teacher, The Logan School