Author and speaker Karen Whiting shares from her heart to bring creativity, truth, and inspiration to her readers. She shares her messages through her sixteen books for women, families, and children plus hundreds of articles, media appearances, and speaking engagements.

A message from Karen

I love to let creativity splash on the pages I write. I desire to help you develop strong relationships with your family and God and to live more joyfully. Check out videos of my TV appearances and my numerous upcoming book releases. It’s a pleasure to connect with my readers, so please join me on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. I will soon be signing a contract for another family devotional. This one will focus on families who impact lives (or deire to do so).

My book The One Year My Princess Devotions won the Christian Retailer Best Awards, children's nonfiction category, for the year of release. These are books the retailers believe have a great impact. Hopefully as Christians we impact lives, including our children’s lives.

 I love to cook, especially breads. My new book Gift of Bread includes recipes, heart warming stores around bread, and insights into bread in the Bible. It’s a book that’s been on my heart for a long time. Jesus is the Bread of Life and I’m thankful for His gift of living bread. Check out a video on making muffin bouquets, a great way to include bread on your table.


Christmas is Coming!!!

Yes, it’s that wonderful and yet stressful time of year when we celebrate and rejoice at the birth of Jesus.  Make it an ADVENTure with an Advent wreath!

Here’s a review of my book to use during advent 

Lower the stress and trust everything will be ok if you don’t do everything that you think makes a perfect Christmas. Here’s a link to an article on page 33 focusing on What Matters Most at Christmas and one more review 


Listen to Karen chat about this book and others on Moody radio

Stay joyful

  • Choose to be happy with gifts received-the person took time to think of you
  • Make some foods ahead and enjoy what you have—a change can become a new tradition
  • Smile and pray for others when waiting in lines
  • Read the Christmas story in Matthew 1 and Luke 2 and thank God he sent Jesus!!
  • If you can't get all the gifts you planned to buy make a promise coupon to gift the person later
  • Buy a few gift cards to have on hand in case you forgot someone
  • Keep supplies on hand for quick meals to use when days seem overwhelming      


If you’re in a hurry, here’s a simple dip to serve with veggies or chips:

Mix two cans, drained, of shrimp (or chicken or crab...) with two eight-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened, and 8 ounces of sour cream. Add in Worcestershire sauce (1-3 tablespoons depending on desired taste). Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees until edges brown and bubble.










Upcoming Book Fun

I’ve been busy doing media interviews the past several weeks and will be entering a season of booik firs where I will meet people, and sell and sign my books. It’s always fun to talk about books! These will be local gatherings and here’s a quick list:


  • Suntree United Methodist Chiurch in Melbourne on November 11 (10-2)
  • Author’s Book Fair and Artist Festival at the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne November 18, all day
  • Authors in a Boxat the Melbourne Square Mall, 10Am-8PM

It’s great to network in my own area. I’ve only lived here for 20 months, so it’s great to get to know people and interact with readers as well as other writers. Fall is also tie for Christmas shopping and books make great gifts.

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