Karen Kingsbury (born June 8, 1963) is an American Christian novelist born in Fairfax, Virginia. She was a sports writer for the Los Angeles Times and later wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News. Her first book, Missy's Murder (1991), was based on a murder story that she covered in Los Angeles. During this time, she had an article published in People Magazine. She has written or co-written almost 100 novels or short stories, and (as of 2008) has nearly 13 million copies of her novels in print. She is a #1 New York Times and USA Today best selling novelist with the last dozen books published topping bestseller lists. Some of her novels are being developed into movies by The Hallmark Channel, including The Bridge, A Time to Dance (2015), and Maggie's Christmas Miracle (2017). Her Baxter Family series is being adapted into a television series. Lightworkers Media and Roma Downey have the rights to develop the series.Kingsbury also does public speaking, and through national events she reaches more than 100,000 people each year.
Brian talks with John Sharp, a member of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. They talk about how the coronavirus has impacted their budgets, the future of the New London airport, and other possible future projects.
Brian talks with Jason Stuart Miyares, Republican Delegate of the 82 district of Virginia. He talks about the increasing restrictions from the Governor in his district, what he thinks is the true cause of the spike in cases, and discusses the parole reform bill that would shorten incarcerations in Virginia.
Brian talks to Gerald Prante, Professor of Economics at the University of Lynchburg. They discuss what the economic outlook was before the pandemic, how we compare to the rest of the state, and what we can expect in the coming weeks and months.
Brian talks to Brian Cannon, the Executive Director for One Virginia 2021, which argues for a more fair redistricting process. He explains how the current system operates, why it's important to change, and how you can make your voice heard.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jun 8th, 1963
Episode Count
396
Podcast Count
7
Total Airtime
4 days, 13 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 128743