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Kerry Schafer
Kerry Schafer
Bestselling author of bookclub & mystery fiction
Fantasy
Paranormal
Mystery
Women's Fiction
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Book a 1:1 with Kerry
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Talk soon,
Sam

Hey, hi, hello!

On my mind

First up - I also write as Kerry Anne King, so I’m basically two authors in one! I'm always excited to talk about books: what you're reading or not reading, loving or hating and why. And I love to engage in conversations about creating ANYTHING: books, art, music, the life of your dreams - whatever! And if you happen to be interested in the philosophy and practice of Law of Attraction or you're fascinated by the power of our subconscious - and conscious - minds to create reality, I am totally in for that conversation!

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I believe that all story is alchemy. As a writer, I do my best to capture the ideas and characters running amok in my head and turn them into story. Each reader's brain takes what has ended up on the page and creates something new and unique. It's a collaborative and creative process, and so are conversations. Getting to talk to readers helps spark all sorts of new ideas for me and keeps me from getting stuck and repeating old material.

Creatively yours,

Kerry

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Improbably Yours

A Novel

Blythe Harmon is on the fast track to a life she never wanted. On her thirtieth birthday, just as she’s about to lock herself into a high-powered job and accept a marriage proposal to match, an unusual bequest from her beloved late grandmother, Nomi, offers an escape and an invitation to adventure.

Equipped with Nomi’s urn of ashes and a treasure map, Blythe sets off for a small island in the San Juans where she rents the mysterious and unsettling Improbable House. Secret by secret, clue by cryptic clue, she begins to unravel the puzzle her grandmother has left her to piece together. Her quest is complicated, though, by a powerful attraction to an enigmatic islander and empathy for his orphaned niece, both of whom are inexorably tied to the old house.

Just when Blythe thinks she’s on the verge of solving the mystery, her quest takes an unexpected turn, and she discovers that the treasure she’s really seeking is something that could never be buried in the ground. While she’s on the treasure hunt of a lifetime, the past and the future are coming together in this magical novel by the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Whisper Me This.

“Kerry Anne King’s charming novel will warm your heart as you follow the clues to where X marks the spot. I flew through Improbably Yours faster than a talking raven!”

— Amy E. Reichert, author of The Kindred Spirits Supper Club

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Other People's Things

A Novel

Jailbird. Klepto. Spectacular failure to launch. Nicole Wood’s sticky fingers have earned her many names, but it’s not that she’s stealing—some objects just need to be moved elsewhere, and the universe has chosen her to do it. Still, being a relocator of objects isn’t easy. With her marriage on the rocks, no real-world skills, and the threat of prison hanging over her head, Nicole is determined to change her ways.

Things seem to be looking up, thanks to a godsent job with her sister’s housecleaning business—until she encounters a seemingly harmless paperback that insists on moving from one client’s home to another’s. Nicole hopes no one will notice, but the action stirs up long-hidden secrets and triggers a series of fateful events that threatens to destroy the life she’s creating and hurt those closest to her. She’ll need to embrace her unwieldy gift and take a chance on love in order to unravel the mystery and fix what’s gone wrong.

Other People’s Things is a mesmerizing novel with an unforgettable, indomitable heroine. Kerry Anne King is at the top of her game, weaving humor and magic and reality into a story that shines with surprise.”

— Maddie Dawson, Washington Post bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners

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A Borrowed Life

A Novel

For thirty years Liz has perfectly played the part of Mrs. Thomas Lightsey, exemplary pastor’s wife and mother. But maintaining appearances for the congregation and catering to her demanding husband takes a toll, and she’s lost herself in meeting the expectations of others. When Thomas suddenly dies, Liz feels shock, grief, and, to her surprise, the siren song of freedom. Dare she dream of a life to call her own?

Despite the resistance of her daughter, Abigail, to even the smallest changes, Liz lands a role at the community theater. Inspired by new friends and the character she plays, she explores life’s possibilities, including an unexpected—and steamy—relationship with her leading man.

Just when Liz thinks she might be winning, life hits her with an unthinkable shock. She’s pregnant at forty-nine. Torn between conflicting loyalties to her daughter, her lover, her unborn baby, and herself, can Liz find a way to rebuild her dream life one more time?

“Watching Liz Lightsey come back to life after years of letting her identity slide away is a treat. A Borrowed Life shows Kerry Anne King at her empathetic best, writing a tale of passion, meaning, and growth at any age, and leaving this reader touched and delighted!”

— Kelly Harms, Washington Post bestselling author of The Bright Side of Going Dark

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