My Other Books


 After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing and Hope is available from Servant Books, via Amazon

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. 


Published by Our Sunday Visitor

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. 

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.


Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections

Quotes from poets and popes, saints and sinners, and a brief daily reflection. Available from Servant Books via Amazon.  Read reviews and endorsements here.


The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary

Available at Amazon.

A few reviews:

Mike Aquilina (who wrote the beautiful foreword)


Books I've Contributed to:

edited by Hallie Lord. 


edited by Rebecca V. Cherico


edited by Suzie Andres  

I contributed a chapter about our unschoolish ways.