Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times Bestselling novelist with more than 25 million books in print. She is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller as her last dozen novels have hit top spot on national bestseller lists. Several of Karen’s books have been the subject of Hallmark movies. In addition, it was recently announced that Roma Downey and MGM Studios are developing a TV series out of 22 of Karen’s Baxter Family books.
Karen is also a visiting professor at Liberty University. She lives in Nashville with her husband and five sons, three of whom were adopted from Haiti. They live nearby to their actress/designer daughter who is married to Christian recording artist, Kyle Kupecky.
In addition, Karen is a visiting professor at Liberty University, where she teaches master classes on storytelling. She and Kelsey also have a card and gift line called “Possibilities” which is sold at retail stores everywhere.
I was born in Fairfax, VA, the oldest of Anne and Ted Kingsbury’s five children. I was hooked on Dr. Seuss from the first time my dad read me The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. I had the story memorized by the time I was five.
We moved often because of my dad’s computer programming job with IBM. Maybe it was the moving that truly underlined my love for reading. In books I found friends I never had to leave.
When I was 10 years old we left Michigan for California, where we stayed for the next two decades. I loved Southern California back then and I grew up in the San Fernando Valley – a true Valley girl. The beach was just thirty minutes away over Malibu Canyon, and there on the shore of the Pacific Ocean I dreamed about being a novelist.