Friday, April 12, 2013

A-Z Challenge: K is for Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury definitely belongs in the K spot as both her first and last names start with K.  She has quickly become one of my favorite Christian fiction authors.  She's been around for a while, but I only started reading her last year.

She has written over 50 novels with one being turned into a feature film, another into a made-for-TV movie for CBS, and a few others have been optioned for feature films and should be in theaters in the upcoming years.

Ten Facts about Karen Kingsbury:

  • Born June 8, 1963 in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • 1992, Her first book published, Missy's Murder, based on a murder story in LA she covered as a reporter.
  • 1998, published first piece of inspirational fiction, Where Yesterday Lives.
  • 2005, Oceans Apart wins Gold Medallion for Best Book of the Year and Retailer's Choice Award.
  • 2005, Redemption Series wins Retailer Choice Best Series Award.
  • 2007, Ever After wins Gold Medallion for Best Book of the Year.
  • 2007, Found wins Retailer's Choice Award.
  • 2009, first song she helped co-write with Gary Baker and Richie McDonald titled "Walls" is released by Richie McDonald.
  • 2010, Her novel Like Dandelion Dust is released as a major motion picture starring Mira Sorveno.
  • Dubbed by Time Magazine as the Queen of Christian Fiction.

For a list of her major works, check out her website here.

For more information on Karen Kingsbury check out these sites:

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