Karen baneyMy goal in writing novels is to inspire readers in their own faith as they journey through the story with flawed characters in tough situations.  Life is not easy, so it’s not easy for my characters.  Each one of them is shaped and changed by their experiences, just as we are in the real world.

The settings I choose are greatly influenced by my own experience and my love for the great state of Arizona.  Like many people living the greater Phoenix Metro Area, I am a transplant.  During the fourteen years I’ve lived here, I have vacationed in many of the wonderful cities and towns, such as Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, Winslow, Tucson, and more.  The state is diverse in landscape, culture, and people.  I hope you enjoy getting to know more about the past and present of the state.

It is my prayer that you will find all of my novels both entertaining and encouraging in your own journey.

Homes of Hope Fiji

Homes of Hope FijiThis organization is very dear to my heart. Over the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to meet and hear stories from women who have been rescued. Prescott Pioneers 2: A Heart Renewed is dedicated to these amazing women.

$1.00 for every sale of Prescott Pioneers 2: A Heart Renewed will be donated to help support Homes of Hope Fiji.


Now Available!

Hidden Prospects by Karen Baney

Hidden Prospects by Karen Baney

Released Oct. 15, 2014


What’s New with Karen

(last updated: 06/08/2015)

In late 2014, Karen Baney rediscovered her passion for creating acrylic landscape paintings.  In mid-2015, she launched a new website, called Desert Life Studio, where she sells her photography and fine art paintings.  The subject matter is mostly landscapes, plant life, and wildlife from Arizona and the southwest.

Karen is still writing fiction novels.  Her current work in progress has no release date scheduled, but is another tale set in historic Arizona.  It follows lives of Perry Quinn (from A Life Restored) and Rebecca Elliott as their paths cross in Prescott in 1871.  The working title for this book is “Beauty From Ashes” and will be the first of a planned three book series called the Arizona Frontier.