My Books and Other Writing

Coming in February, 2016: 


Deathbed Conversions: Finding Faith at the Finish Line 
Our Sunday Visitor, November, 2013

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

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. 


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

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


Lisa M. Hendey, founder of 
"... After Miscarriage by Karen Edmisten offers a wellspring of grace. Filled with both the voices of those who have experienced this sacrificial love and helpful resources full of practical insights, Karen's book will be a gift of compassion and healing for many."
Kate Wicker, author of Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body:
"... Karen Edmisten has written a wise and beautiful book that delivers just what the title says. This gentle companion gifts hurting mothers and their loved ones with both practical and spiritual wisdom to help them find hope and healing in the wake of a great loss. After Miscarriage is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by miscarriage and would also be a valuable guide for someone who is seeking to minister to a mother who has lost a baby.
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. 
Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, author of numerous books:
"This lovely and sorely needed book will powerfully and tenderly touch your soul with abiding comfort and blessing. I highly recommend it for mothers who have miscarried, family members, priests, deacons, Religious, Catholic medical staff, and those in ministry."

Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections

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


The Rosary: Keeping Company with Jesus and Mary

Available from the publisher, Servant Books, and at Amazon, Barnes and NobleIndie Bound, and your local bookstores.

A few reviews:

Mike Aquilina (who wrote the beautiful foreword)
As Cozy as Spring: Jennifer
Blessed Among Men: Suzanne Temple
Cottage Blessings: Alice Gunther
Danielle Bean
Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering: Sarah Reinhard
Maureen Wittmann
Minnesota Mom
Conversion Diary: Jennifer Fulwiler


Books I've Contributed to:

edited by Hallie Lord. 


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

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


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 Hillside Education, Amazon, Barnes and Noble.