Her first book, Missy's Murder , 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 novels or short stories, and as of has nearly 13 million copies of her novels in print. Her Baxter Family series is being adapted into a television series. Kingsbury also does public speaking, and through national events she reaches more than , people each year. 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 After she graduated she worked for the Los Angeles Times as a sports writer  and also reported on the crime beat.
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She married her husband, Don Russell, on July 23, They have three children and later adopted three boys from Haiti. 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 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.
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These four books were Kingsbury's first novels. They were re-released in 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".
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Though not part of the Baxter Family series, she uses characters from the Flanigan family friends of the Baxters in the story. The original story is available on the Liberty University website; the expanded version was made available as a gift to purchasers of When We Were Young upon providing proof of purchase.
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