Christian fiction author Karen Kingsbury was the featured speaker at Simon & Schuster's Spring 2013 Adult Title Preview on Friday, October 26 at the publisher's midtown offices. A USA Today and New York Times bestselling novelist, Kingsbury has written more than 50 inspirational books. She is new to the Simon & Schuster family, having recently signed on with its Howard Books division.
Karen's latest book, The Bridge was released on October 23, and her forthcoming book, The Chance will be available on March 5, 2013. Signed copies of these titles (The Chance in advanced reader copy format) were given away during the presentation. Since I haven't previously read any of Kingsbury's novels, this is a nice way for me to become acquainted with her work.
Karen is a charming and engaging speaker who captivated the audience with delightful personal anecdotes about her life and travels, reflecting her strong faith and optimism. I was particularly touched by both her Random Acts of Kindness Challenge, which she started in connection with The Bridge, and the 9/11 story that inspired the challenge idea. You can read more about this on Karen's Facebook Page.
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