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Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury

The author of more than 50 novels, #1 New York Times Bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller. Many of her novels have topped national bestseller lists, and there are more than 25 million copies of her books in print. Her novels have also been adapted to the screen, including Like Dandelion Dust, The Bridge, and A Time to Dance. Her popular series starring the Baxter family is being developed as a television series.

Karen Kingsbury: The Master of Multitasking

(September 2010)
If being a wife, mother of six and best-selling author weren’t already enough to keep Karen Kingbury’s already jam-packed schedule full—well, that’s really only the beginning of what’s in the pipeline. This October, she hosts this year ’s Girls Get-a-way Cruise to Cozumel, where she’ll get to mingle with people more than ever before. Karen is also speaking at several Women of Joy Events and at the Extraordinary Women gathering in Roanoke, Virginia. And when she’s not wearing her speaker hat, Karen—whose book Like Dandelion Dust (Center Street) was recently adapted for the big screen and stars Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino—is also dabbling in screenwriting herself. “Screenwriting is so much fun for me because it’s so visual,” Kingsbury says. “Instead of so much ex- position, you’re able to show that with action. I love how you’re really pared down to meaningful dialogue and meaningful placement of scenes in songwriting. I love, love, love writing like that.” As for seeing her work on the big screen, Karen says she’s learned a thing or two in the process. “In terms of having books being made into movies, it’s a mixed bag. I’m so excited about it, but I’ve learned to hold on loosely,” Karen explains. “I have creative control in place on the contract, but there is going to be interpretation, which I’m okay with. I’ve learned not to be so excited about a film company, a producer or a studio. Instead, I’ve learned to be excited about what God’s doing. Ultimately, the people involved are just the tools in His hands, anyway.” FF


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