In her new novel Every Thing You Are, Kerry Anne King says the two halves of her writing life got a chance to work together.
Kerry’s other self is, in fact, her original self—Kerry Schafer—and there’s a “smidge,” she says, of Kerry Schafer (murder, magic and mayhem) in the new the novel by Kerry Anne King.
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Kerry Anne King is here to sort things out. She also talks about the challenge of turning in the first draft of Every Thing You Are only to hear her editor say that readers would not be happy, particularly in the wake of publishing the enormously successful Whisper Me This.
Booklist has already called Every Thing You Are a haunting and lyrical novel about the promises we make and the forgiveness we need when we break them.
One tragic twist of fate destroyed Braden Healey’s hands, his musical career, and his family. Now, unable to play, adrift in an alcoholic daze, and with only fragmented memories of his past, Braden wants desperately to escape the darkness of the last eleven years. Braden returns home, hoping to forge a relationship with his troubled seventeen-year-old daughter, Allie. But how can he hope to rescue her from the curse that seems to shadow his family?
Kerry Schafer writes fantasy with its teeth sunk into reality, mystery that delves into the paranormal, and (as Kerry Anne King) bestselling women’s fiction that embraces the dark and twisty realms of humanity.
As you’ll hear, she is also a speaker and writing coach, working with writers to help them discover and trust their best creative process. For Kerry, that meant applying some of her own cures to her own process—and diving in for the rewrite.
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Intro music by Moby
Outro by Dan-o-Songs