Karen Whiting


Karen Whiting, CAN Board/Treasurer

Karen Whiting is an international speaker, award winning author of 30 books, and former popular television host of Puppets On Parade. She loves to splash creativity on the pages she writes for women, family, and children. She spent twenty-two years as a military wife, moving around the U.S Her book for military couples and historians Stories of Faith and Courage From the Home Front received the Military Writers of America Gold Medal, faith category and nonfiction book of the year from Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her book, The One Year My Princess Devotions, received the Christian Retailing Best Award, Children’s nonficiton. Karen is a certified personality trainer and has been a trainer for scout leaders, Sunday School teachers, and Ministry leaders. She has spoken to ministry leaders as far away as Malaysia and Russia. She is also a former writer for Focus on the Family. She currently writes Crosswalk and The Write Conversation blog. Karen moved around a lot as a military wife and has lived from New York to Hawaii and Michigan to Florida. She has five children, including two rocket scientist sons, and fourteen grandchildren.


Golden Scroll Award
Latest Awards:
  1. 2021 AWSA Gold Scroll Award for Growing as Mother’s Heart
  2. 2020 AWSA Golden Scroll Award for 52 Weekly Devotions for Families Called to Serve
  3. 2014 Christian Retailing Best Award, children’s nonfiction for The One Year My Princess Devotions
  4. Military Writer’ Society of America 2013 gold medal, faith category, Stories of Faith and Courage From the Home Front


Karen’s Most Requested Speaking Topics

Karen uses humorous anecdotes from real life mixed with inspiration and practical solutions to connect with her audience. Her talks range from thirty minutes to full weekend retreats suitable for teas, mother-daughter events, mother-son events, and keynotes. She also speaks live online to groups.

Feel Free to Download and Print Karen’s Speaker Sheet

Karen Whiting’s Speaker Sheet PDF

Speaking Topics:

  • Family Prayer
  • Women’s Topics
  • Parenting

For Writers

As a certified writing and marketing coach Karen has a gift for helping authors move their writing to the next level as well as develop unique marketing plans. She teaches at several writer’s conferences, writes the marketing column for The Christian Communicator, and blogs for https://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/

  • Developing a Personal Marketing Plan
  • Learn to write in a more relatable style
  • Organize your book
  • Learn how to edit your words
  • Use Your Strengths To Succeed in Writing