Kerry Anne King

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Kerry Anne King (who also writes as Kerry Schafer) is a Washington Post and Amazon charts bestselling author who writes compelling and transformational stories about family and personal growth. She loves to add in mystery, humor and an undercurrent of romance, and celebrates when she succeeds in making readers both laugh and cry.

Kerry Anne has been chosen as the 2020 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Association. Her most recent novel, Everything You Are, is a finalist in the Nancy Pearl Awards hosted by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She is enthusiastic about encouraging and supporting other writers and is the host of Tell Me Your Secrets, a videocast/podcast featuring lively, informal interviews with aut
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Kerry Anne King I get to re-create reality the way I want it to be. I take my characters through very dark places of grief and loss and despair, but I can always help…moreI get to re-create reality the way I want it to be. I take my characters through very dark places of grief and loss and despair, but I can always help them find their way through to a better place. And that makes me happy. Besides, it's always just fun to make stuff up.(less)
Kerry Anne King I'm just about ready to turn in my latest novel to editor Jodi. This one is about a woman who is called home to care for her parents when her mother i…moreI'm just about ready to turn in my latest novel to editor Jodi. This one is about a woman who is called home to care for her parents when her mother is dying, only to discover that her mother has been harboring life altering secrets. I LOVE this book, but then I love whichever book I happen to be working on. I love my writing job.(less)
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Whisper Me This

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Everything You Are

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Closer Home

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I Wish You Happy

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A Borrowed Life

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Kerry Anne King interviews bestselling author Susan Mallery about her new release--The Friendship List. Other questions asked and answered include: "Accountant to Romance Writer? How does that work, exactly?" and "what kind of research do you do?" Susan also explains a plotting process so extensive it makes Kerry's head hurt, and reveals the fun ways she researches houses in which to place her cha

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The Kids Are Gonna Ask by Gretchen Anthony
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This book delivers on the promise of a fun read, but there is so much more to it than that! Teenage twins step into a landmine of emotions when they begin a public quest for their biological father via a highly publicized podcast. For both of them, a ...more
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With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt
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When Stella falls into a coma, her lover, Simon, and her best friend, Libby, enter a holding pattern, waiting for her to wake up so they can all resume their lives. But Stella undergoes a profound and dramatic alteration in her personality, waking wi ...more
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Dignity and Grace by Alison Ragsdale
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Dignity and Grace is the atmospheric, heartwarming story of a young woman retracing the steps of her mother’s last journey, on which she uncovers long buried secrets and difficult truths about the people she loves. Ragsdale confronts the emotionally ...more
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The Exit Strategy by Lainey Cameron
The Exit Strategy
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The Exit Strategy immersed me directly into the fascinating, complex world of two highly relatable women figuring out how to do life and relationships while pursuing high pressure careers in business. I absolutely loved the refreshing emphasis on pos ...more
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That's so strange! So they said you couldn't recommend it? A lot of libraries are carrying it, I know, so I don't know what to say about that. They wouldn't tell you why?
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The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara  Davis
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Woven through the compelling mystery and suspense that keep the pages of The Last Moon Girl turning is a story of a powerful family legacy and the discovery of the best kind of magic—that of embracing our own gifts and finding our place in the world. ...more
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The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara O'Neal
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In this intricately and beautifully woven tale of four generations, O’Neale unflinchingly explores the darker side of the love between mother and daughter in all of its complexities—including the covert resentment, jealousy, and frustration so often ...more
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The Ruby of the Sea by Peggy Lampman
The Ruby of the Sea
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In this beautifully woven tale of three sisters, Lampman explores the devastating impact of mental illness on family and creativity without ever losing sight of the glory of being alive and the transformative power of love. This is an important book, ...more
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The Other Family by Loretta Nyhan
The Other Family
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Through the eyes of Ally Anderson, a delightfully vulnerable and surprisingly powerful woman who will stop at nothing on her quest to cure her daughter’s mysterious illness, Nyhan redefines the traditional boundaries of family and reminds us that str ...more
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“I keep waiting for some great life purpose to rise up in front of me and declare itself, but I don’t seem to be wired for greatness.”
Kerry Anne King, Whisper Me This

“My mother is present in every room of the house. She’s always in my head. Her grave is the last place in the world I feel close to her. But today is about some kind of symbolic gesture,”
Kerry Anne King, Whisper Me This

“A familiar web of worry and indecision grounds me in my accustomed reality.”
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