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Bewildering Stories

Kerry Gans

Bewildering Stories biography

I’ve defined myself in various ways throughout my life: babysitter, customized T-shirt maker, magazine store lackey, secretary, stage manager, receptionist, award-winning video editor, business owner, daughter, wife, and mother. One definition always existed alongside all the others: that of writer.

My writing grew with me: scarily bad poetry in grade school, laughable novel attempts in high school, a maturing sensitivity to craft in college, and a honing of writing skills in my Masters in English program brought me to where I am today. I love to write and will not stop until Death makes me. And after that... I may haunt a computer and keep writing anyway.

I am a write-from-home mom who squeezes in writing around my rambunctious preschooler. (Have you ever tried to write with a child climbing on you and shouting, “Mommy is a jungle gym!”?) Hard work and luck make all the juggling manageable as long as I guard against accidentally tossing my laptop into the bathtub or trying to delete my daughter.

I write mostly middle grade and YA novels, but branched into short stories on the urging of friend and mentor Jonathan Maberry. Although writing is usually a solitary endeavor, I am grateful for all the camaraderie of all my writing buddies, especially those in Jonathan’s Advanced Novel Workshop and my co-bloggers at The Author Chronicles. And I couldn’t do any of this without my family’s and non-writing friends’ unwavering belief in me!

For more info or to contact me, check out my website, personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads.

Copyright © 2013 by Kerry Gans

Bewildering Stories bibliography

Prose Fiction
To Light and Guard

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