A little background on Kerry…

Kerry Anne King is the author of the international bestselling novel Closer Home. Licensed both as an RN and a Mental Health Counselor, she draws on her experience working in the medical and mental health fields to explore themes of loss, grief, and transformation, always with a dose of hope and humor. Kerry lives in a little house in the big woods of the inland northwest with her Viking, three cats, a dog, and a yard full of wild turkey and deer. She also writes fantasy and mystery novels as Kerry Schafer.


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Rescuing abandoned animals is easier for Rae than attempting relationships with people. According to her therapist, she lacks a dimmer switch—her energy is either full-intensity on or off. Lately, she’s been opting for off.

But the switch flips back on when Rae’s car collides with a cyclist, leaving the rider fighting for her life. After discovering the crash was a suicide attempt, Rae invites the victim—emotionally and physically fragile Kat—into her home. Soon, Rae finds herself opening up, not just to friendship but also to the possibility of love with Cole, the crisis worker assigned to Kat’s case.

However, Kat’s pain threatens to overshadow Rae as their codependent friendship deepens. When disaster strikes again, Rae is desperate to help Kat heal, but the plan backfires, putting at risk Rae’s tenuous connections and forcing her to confront the most difficult challenge of all— embracing her own happiness.


Say you have a secret stash of treats around the house. Where would it be and what would you hide?

If I did have a stash (and I’m not saying I do) it would be in the top left hand drawer of my desk and it would be dark chocolate.

What would be the perfect food and drink pairing for your book?

Dark chocolate (there may be a theme here) and a nice, dark red wine blend.

Do you collect anything?

Books. I love physical books – the covers, the feel of the book in my hands, the sense of the story being something that will always be with me. I’m always worried that the ebooks will get wiped out somehow and I’ll have no more access to my beloved books.  And I have a little collection of antique books, like a gold-leaf bound copy of Tennyson that is well over a hundred years old.

What’s one word your friends would use to describe you?


Tell us one secret behind the writing of your latest book:

In I Wish You Happy, the story of Kat and her husband Tom was sparked by an incident that happened about thirty years ago.  I used to work as an RN in labor and delivery, and the image of a tough looking guy standing in the middle of the delivery room holding a baby that had died in utero has been forever etched in my brain.  I wrote a poem about it when it happened, but the scene found its way into this book.



Website: http://www.kerryschafer.com/kerry-anne-king/