A Baxter Family Christmas, the 24th book in Karen Kingsbury’s best-selling “Baxter Family” series, is the first in a new six-book “Baxter Family” collection. “I call myself an emotional detective,” she says. “I can see emotional things playing out in front of me, and those things can be the beginning of a story.” Kingsbury tries “to write people who are real and who readers can relate to,” she adds. “I go very deep with my characters so readers become emotionally engaged early on.”