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Karen Kingsbury

Who is Karen Kingsbury?

Karen Kingsbury (born June 8, 1963) is an American Christian novelist born in Fairfax, Virginia. She was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and later wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News. Her first book, Missy's Murder (1991), was based on a murder story that she covered in Los Angeles. During this time, she had an article published in People Magazine. She has written or co-written almost 100 novels or short stories, and (as of 2008) has nearly 13 million copies of her novels in print. She is a #1 New York Times and USA Today best selling novelist with the last dozen books published topping bestseller lists. Some of her novels are being developed into movies by The Hallmark Channel, including The Bridge, A Time to Dance (2015), and Maggie's Christmas Miracle (2017). Her Baxter Family series is being adapted into a television series. Lightworkers Media and Roma Downey have the rights to develop the series.Kingsbury also does public speaking, and through national events she reaches more than 100,000 people each year. Personal life Karen Kingsbury is the oldest of five children born to Ted and Anne Kingsbury. Her family moved around a lot because of her father's job with IBM; ultimately the family would finally settle down in the San Fernando Valley (relocating from Michigan) when Karen was ten. She graduated with a degree in journalism from California State University Northridge in 1986. After she graduated she worked for the Los Angeles Times as a sports writer and also reported on the crime beat. She lost on the September 4, 1985 episode of the $25,000 Pyramid She married her husband, Don Russell, on July 23, 1989. They have three children and later adopted three boys from Haiti. In conjunction with Kingsbury, Liberty University announced in November 2017 the opening of the Karen Kingsbury Center for Creative Writing as part of its College of Arts and Sciences, where students can obtain a minor in Creative Writing. Kingsbury herself will teach several of the courses, both in residence at Liberty and online.Karen Kingsbury's father died due to complications from diabetes. She chose to start eating healthier and to cut out sugar and as a result lost 70 pounds between January and November in 2007. Books (*) denotes a book that is not yet released (if known the release date is shown). Series involving the Baxter Family These sets of series is by far her most popular, and comprise nearly a quarter of her work. The Baxters are either the main characters, or play key roles, in each of the books. The series is set mainly in and around Bloomington, Indiana (where the Baxters grew up and some of them still live in the series). Redemption series (with Gary Smalley) Redemption (2002) Remember (2003) Return (2003) Rejoice (2004) Reunion (2004)Firstborn series Fame (2005) Forgiven (2005) Found (2006) Family (2006) Forever (2007)Sunrise series Sunrise (2007) Summer (2007) Someday (2008) Sunset (2008)Above the Line series Take One (2009) Take Two (2009) Take Three (2010) Take Four (2010)Bailey Flanigan series Leaving (2011) Learning (2011) Longing (2011) Loving (2012)Coming Home, The Baxter Family (a standalone work originally planned to end the series) Coming Home (2012)Baxter Family Collection A Baxter Family Christmas (2016) Love Story (2017) In This Moment (2017) To the Moon and Back (2018) When We Were Young (2018) Two Weeks (2019) Someone Like You (2020) Truly, Madly, Deeply (2020)Baxter Family Children series (with Tyler Russell, for ages 8-12) Best Family Ever (2019) Finding Home (to be released February 25, 2020)Other series Angels Walking series Angels Walking (2014) Chasing Sunsets (2015) Brush of Wings (2016) Always and Forever (*)Heart of the Story Series The Family of Jesus (2014) The Friends of Jesus (2015) The Followers of Jesus (*) First Hand Encounters of Jesus (*)9/11 Series One Tuesday Morning (2003) Beyond Tuesday Morning (2004) Remember Tuesday Morning (2008) Lost Love series Even Now (2005) Ever After (2006)Red Gloves series Gideon's Gift (2002) Maggie's Miracle (2003) Sarah's Song (2004) Hannah's Hope (2005)Forever Faithful series Waiting for Morning (1999) A Moment of Weakness (2000) Halfway to Forever (2002)Timeless Love series A Time to Dance (2001) A Time to Embrace (2002)Cody Gunner series A Thousand Tomorrows (2005) Just Beyond the Clouds (2007)Treasury of Miracles Books A Treasury of Christmas Miracles (2001) A Treasury of Miracles for Women (2002) A Treasury of Miracles for Teens (2003) A Treasury of Miracles for Friends (2004) A Treasury of Adoption Miracles (2005) Miracles - A 52 Week Devotional (2009)Other works True crime Missy's Murder (1991) Final Vows (1992) Deadly Pretender: The Double Life of David Miller (1993) The Snake and the Spider (1995)These four books were Kingsbury's first novels. They were re-released in 2014 and included a letter from Kingsbury to her readers, explaining how writing these types of stories became too much for her to handle emotionally due to the darkness associated with them, and thus she changed genres to writing more general fiction with a Christian emphasis (which she titled, and has trademarked, as "Life-Changing Fiction"). Standalone novels On Every Side (2001) Oceans Apart (2004) Divine (2006) Like Dandelion Dust (2006) When Joy Came to Stay (2006) Where Yesterday Lives (2006) Between Sundays (2007) Shades of Blue (2008) This Side of Heaven (2009) Unlocked (2010) The Bridge (2012) The Chance (2013) Fifteen Minutes (2013) A Distant Shore (2021)Children's books Let Me Hold You Longer (2004) Let's Go On a Mommy Date (2008) We Believe In Christmas (2008) The Princess and the Three Knights (2009) Let's Have a Daddy Day (2010) The Brave Young Knight (2011) Far Flutterby (2012) Always Daddy's Princess (2013) Go Ahead and Dream (with Alex Smith) (2013) Whatever You Grow Up To Be (2014)Gift books Forever Young (with Pat Williams) (2005) Be Safe Little Boy (2006) Stay Close Little Girl (2006) Forever My Little Boy (2016) Forever My Little Girl (2016)E-shorts The Beginning (prequel to The Bridge) (2012) I Can Only Imagine (2013) Elizabeth Baxter's 10 Secrets to a Happy Marriage (2015) Once Upon A Campus (2016, expanded 2018)Music Karen Kingsbury co-wrote her first song, "Walls" with Gary Baker and Richie McDonald; it appeared on McDonald's inspirational album, I Turn to You and hit Christian and Country radio in January 2009. She wrote the song, "Tell Me to Breathe", that was included on the album I Can Do This by Marie Osmond.Kingsbury also wrote "Miracles Happen", a Christmas song sung by country musician Richie McDonald, which now appears on McDonald's CD, If Every Day Could Be Christmas. Filmography Like Dandelion Dust (February 2009) - General Release Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge - Part 1 (December 2015) - Hallmark Channel TV Movie Karen Kingsbury's The Bridge - Part 2 (March 2016) - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel TV Movie Karen Kingsbury's A Time to Dance (May 2016) - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel TV Movie Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle (December 2017) - Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel TV MovieReferences External links Official website Gideon's Gift Movie Between Sundays review

The Chance

The Chance

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long-ago promise that just might offer the hope of...

Learning

Learning

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Bailey Flanigan is growing closer to her dream to be an actress and dancer in New York while Cody coaches a small high school football team … on and off the field. But neither feels comple...

Coming Home

Coming Home

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The emotional and touching conclusion to the Baxter family series!The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in ...

Forgiven

Forgiven

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Book 2 in the 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.5 million copiesA story of God’s divine leading and the realization that peace comes only after for...

Angels Walking

Angels Walking

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the first in a brand-new series about second chances—a dramatic story about a washed up baseball player, th...

Someone Like You

Someone Like You

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERScience raises questions only love can answer in this moving and thought-provoking novel from the #1 New York Times be...

The Bridge

The Bridge

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Fromt the New York Times bestselling author of Someone Like You, Karen Kingsbury's heartwarming story about two couples, love lost and found, and the miracle that saved a bo...

A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance

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Now a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel event, A Time to Dance is a powerful story of the resilience of love.John and Abby Reynolds are the perfect couple—envied by their...

Sunrise

Sunrise

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Book 1 in the bestselling 4-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.3 million copies!A story about God’s unending faithfulness and the promise of new begin...

Even Now

Even Now

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A young woman seeking answers to her heart’s deepest questions. A young man longing for a long-lost love. A man and woman separated by lies and long years. With hallmark tenderness and pow...

Ever After

Ever After

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Two couples torn apart—one by war between countries, one by war within.In this moving sequel to Even Now, Emily Anderson, now twenty, is attending college on a soccer scholarsh...

A Treasury of Christmas Miracles

A Treasury of Christmas Miracles

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This collection of true stories from bestselling author Karen Kingsbury celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmastime.A chance encounter that changes everything . . . help t...

A Distant Shore

A Distant Shore

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“Inspirational fiction superstar” (Publishers Weekly) and #1 New York Times bestselling author of life-changin...

This Side of Heaven

This Side of Heaven

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After tragedy strikes the Warren family, all of their secrets start to unravel and it takes a mother's love and faith to help heal everyone.Annie Warren always wanted the ...

Divine

Divine

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Over 200,000 copies sold!With hallmark tenderness and power, #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury weaves a tapestry of life, loss, love, faith—...

When We Were Young

When We Were Young

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a classic story about second chances, featuring the beloved Baxter family and a young father who finds his whole wor...

Loving

Loving

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The answers Bailey Flanigan once longed and prayed for are finally becoming clear. In Loving, the fourth and final book in the Bailey Flanigan Series by New York Times bestselling author Kar...

Two Weeks

Two Weeks

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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heart-wrenching and redemptive story about a couple ...

A Baxter Family Christmas

A Baxter Family Christmas

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a life-changing holiday tale of love and hope after heartbreak.Two years after the car accident that...

One Tuesday Morning / Beyond Tuesday Morning Compilation Limited Edition

One Tuesday Morning / Beyond Tuesday Morning Compilation Limited Edition

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Based on the tragedy of the Twin Towers … twopowerful novels of heroism, loss, and redemptionby New York Times bestselling author Karen KingsburyONE TUESDAY MORNING The last thing Jake...

Redemption

Redemption

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Book 1 in the bestselling 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold nearly 2 million copies!A story of redemption and love at all costs, from Karen Kingsbury, the #...

Oceans Apart

Oceans Apart

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A forgotten secret. A shocking discovery. A sacrifice of love that will bring Connor Evans to his knees.A story of hope and redemption from #1 New York Times bestselling author K...

The Red Gloves Collection

The Red Gloves Collection

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Compiled in this collector edition are Gideon's Gift, Sarah's Song, Maggie's Miracle, and Hannah's Hope. Readers worldwide have been touched by these heart-warming tales of hope, inspiration...

Rejoice

Rejoice

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Book 4 in the bestselling 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold nearly 2 million copies!A story of unspeakable loss and the overwhelming miracle of new life fro...

Leaving

Leaving

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The Bailey Flanigan series begins with Bailey leaving Bloomington for the adventure of a lifetime. She has won an audition for the ensemble of a Broadway musical in New York City. She’s de...

In This Moment

In This Moment

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes an inspiring Baxter Family novel about a beloved high school principal who starts a Bible Study to improve the lives...

Summer

Summer

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Book 2 in the bestselling 4-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.3 million copies!A story about God’s unending faithfulness and the trials and triumphs ...

To the Moon and Back

To the Moon and Back

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a “heart tugging and emotional” story in the Baxter Family collection that will “touch readers deeply” (R...

A Kingsbury Collection

A Kingsbury Collection

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Three Page-Turning Novels in One Volume! Where Yesterday Lives Ellen Barrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist with an uncertain marriage, a...

Longing

Longing

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Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood ...

Waiting for Morning

Waiting for Morning

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“I’m afraid there’s been a car accident...”As Hannah Ryan waits for her family to return home from a camping trip, she realizes she has everything going for...

The Family of Jesus

The Family of Jesus

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America’s favorite inspirational novelist offers a fictional view of six of the family members of Jesus, all anchored by Scriptural truth, creating a life-changing and unprecedented emo...

Brush of Wings

Brush of Wings

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third and final novel in an unforgettable series about four friends and the divine intervention that changes the...

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes an emotional story of forgiveness and healing. In between a checkered past and a fairytale future, three people must find a wa...

The Baxters Take One

The Baxters Take One

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Could they change the world—before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigge...

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Truly, Madly, Deeply

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLERIn love for the first time, a son’s decisions about the future divides his family in this fearless and thought-provoking novel ...

Reunion

Reunion

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Book 5 in the bestselling 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold nearly 2 million copies!A story of God’s grace, redemption, and victory even in the most diffi...

Family

Family

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Book 4 in the 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.5 million copiesA story about the search for renewed hope and the desperate need to be loved and to b...

Remember

Remember

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Book 2 in the bestselling 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold nearly 2 million copies!A story about tragedy, healing, and the importance of remembering, from ...

Return

Return

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Book 3 in the bestselling 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold nearly 2 million copies!A story of tenacious love and longing for a lost son, from Karen Kingsbu...

Found

Found

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Book 3 in the 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.5 million copiesA story of God’s divine leading and the truth that God rewards those who seek Him w...

Sunset

Sunset

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Book 4 in the bestselling 4-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.3 million copies!A story about God’s unending faithfulness, the power of family love, a...

Love Story

Love Story

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The instant New York Times bestseller featuring everyone’s favorite family—the Baxters—in a deeply emotional novel “faithful fans will no doubt relish” (Publishers Wee...

The Beginning: An eShort prequel to The Bridge

The Beginning: An eShort prequel to The Bridge

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes this e-short prequel to her upcoming novel, The Bridge, shedding light on the love story behind the bookstore an...

Chasing Sunsets

Chasing Sunsets

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in the Angels Walking series about divine intervention and second chances—the dramatic story of a...

A Moment of Weakness

A Moment of Weakness

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Had they found each other again after all these years, only to lose everything that matters most?As children, Jade Conner and Tanner Eastman were best friend...

Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust

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Karen Kingsbury delivers a powerful new novel about two parents' love for their child and the surprising lengths they will go to keep their family together when a judge rules that their adop...

One Tuesday Morning

One Tuesday Morning

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I’m a firefighter, God, so I know I’ve been in some tough places before. But this . . . this not knowing the people I love . . . this is the hardest thing I can imagine. The last thing J...

Maggie's Miracle

Maggie's Miracle

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Years after one magical summer, a high-powered attorney reconnects with a grieving man from her past -- and learns that the miracles she prayed for could be right beside her.Meg...

Forever

Forever

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Book 5 in the 5-book Christian fiction series that has sold over 1.5 million copiesA story about surviving tough times, about drawing strength and hope from family and ...