Authors daughter inspired character now she chats with fans in that role

first_imgInteract with the character Bailey Flanigan, as interpreted by Kelsey Russell, at: also can be seen in the trailer for “Leaving,” the first book in the new Bailey Flanigan series written by Russell’s mother, best-selling Vancouver Christian-fiction author Karen Kingsbury. The trailer is on the Bailey Flanigan Official Facebook page, on YouTube and on Kingsbury’s website:“Leaving” was released on March 22. The second book, “Learning,” will be out on June 21, followed by “Longing” this fall and “Loving” in late spring 2012.On Facebook, more than 10,200 people “Like” Bailey Flanigan, the central character in a new series by best-selling Vancouver Christian-fiction author Karen Kingsbury.Readers turn to the site to weigh in on Bailey’s adventures and seek advice about everything from dating to faith to friends and family.Bailey may be fictional, but the advice and support her fans receive is real and comes from someone deeply connected to the character.Kelsey Russell, Kingsbury’s daughter and the inspiration for Bailey, spends between 30 minutes and two hours each day interacting with fans on the Bailey Flanigan Official Facebook page ( The page makes it clear that Bailey is not a licensed counselor, but is “a good listener and a super great friend.”last_img

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