"My first impression of Kari was of a golden, bouncy presence, eager to learn more about her brand new library school student job at the downtown Seattle library. My favorite things to do with Kari: go to a movie and talk about it after over a drink (exception: when Jill is along and they make fun of the movie and of moi)- yes, she's a teaser. New favorite thing is to meet up in Yachats and go out to eat. Always so much to catch up on, even hear some of her latest writing project. Kari is n"
Kari Wergeland, who hails from Davis, California, is a librarian and writer. She moved to Oregon at the age of 14 and eventually attended the University of Oregon, where she earned a B.A. in English. She holds an M.L.S. in Librarianship from the University of Washington and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Pacific University. She has worked in pubic libraries, as well as higher education. She also wrote a children’s book review column for The Seattle Times, which ran monthly for 11 years.
My COVID novel—probably chick lit (and not about COVID-19)—is a project I’ve been wrestling with since 2002. 2002 is misleading from an “amount of time spent writing” standpoint. I’ve probably put 5 to 7 part-time years into the draft I’m working on right now. The rest of the time, the project languished in storage, lost (but that’s another story).