My Books and Other Writing


 After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope is available from Franciscan Media . You can also order from IndieBoundAmazonBarnes and Noble, or your local bookstore. 


I've had five miscarriages, 
so I wrote the book I wish I'd had when I was wading through the grief. 


Review from Kate Wicker, author of Weightless and Getting Past Perfect: 
"In this treasure of a book, Catholic convert Karen Edmisten not only shares her own experience with multiple miscarriages -- including personal entries from her journal that are so filled with honesty, hurt, anguish, and hope, they read like prayerful Psalms -- but she includes stories from other women who have lost babies. These women’s unique voices delicately probe the myriad emotions the loss of a miscarriage brings to a mother and her family. 

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Published by Our Sunday Visitor

Winner, 
Association of Catholic Publishers'Excellence in Publishing Awards 
(third place, biography.)





I love this book. It has all the attractive power of the supermarket tabloids -- big celebrity names, sex, violence, everything but aliens -- but with the grace, eloquence, and profundity of Augustine's Confessions. It will be the book you most enjoy reading this year.

-Mike Aquilina, author of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. 

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You Can Share the Faith: Reaching Out One Person at a Time,
published by Our Sunday Visitor:




Review from Julie Davis, The Happy Catholic

I don't know how Karen Edmisten managed to write a book that sounds as if I gave her notes on what I'd write myself, but she did .... 

The chapter titles themselves are good bits of advice that I often bring up when deep in conversations with people who feel overwhelmed about how to live the Catholic life, reach out to friends, change the world ... Here are a few: Do Hang Out With All Kinds of People, Do Be Honest About Your Own Struggles, Do Engage the Culture, Don't Forget That Words Matter, Don't Limit the Definition of a Personal Relationship, Don't Pretend the Pilgrim Church is Perfect.

 I'm making it sound like a "how to" book but it is much more since Edmisten tells us about her life and conversion. These serve as examples of both "how to" and "how not to" (I love an honest author) as well as providing thought-provoking points for our own lives.

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Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections




Quotes from poets and popes, saints and sinners, and a brief daily reflection. Available from Franciscan Media , AmazonBarnes and Noble, Indie Bound.  Read reviews and endorsements here.

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The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary



Available at Amazon, Barnes and NobleIndie Bound, and your local bookstores.

A few reviews:

Mike Aquilina (who wrote the beautiful foreword)



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Books I've Contributed to:

edited by Hallie Lord. 

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Atheist to Catholic: Stories of Conversion
edited by Rebecca V. Cherico

Available through Servant, or at  Amazon, Barnes and Noble ... you know the drill.

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A Little Way of Homeschooling: 
Thirteen Families Discover Catholic Unschooling
edited by Suzie Andres  

I contributed a chapter to this book about unschoolish ways. Find it at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Indie Bound.

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I've also written for :
Our Sunday Visitor, The Catholic Answer, My Daily Visitor, Catholic Digest, Faith and Family, This Rock, Canticle, Family Foundations, Home Education Magazine, Catholic ExchangeNew Covenant, and other magazines/websites such as Moms Today, Babies Today, and Family Energy. 


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