Kerry Halls discovered her love for the written word early – somewhere between the second and 102nd reading of her first favorite book, Mother, Mother I Want Another by Maria Polushkin Robbins.
As her reading life expanded, she came to realize there was no human experience, triumphant or tragic, to which she could not find a parallel in literature.
In an uncertain world, her belief in the transformative power of storytelling became a saving grace. In rough waters, the right book was a flotation device. Little wonder this passion for literature led to a career in bookselling.
For nearly fifteen years, Kerry has had the good fortune of working with books and book lovers at Spokane, Washington’s retail institutions Boo Radley’s, Atticus Coffee and Gifts and of course, the city’s largest and longest running independent bookstore, Auntie’s where she is currently the general manager and head buyer. She is paid to talk with fellow bibliophiles about books all day – her dream job.
Kerry studied creative writing at Eastern Washington University. Her work has appeared in local anthologies, Spokane Shorties and Lilac City Fairy Tales. She is slowly chipping away at her first novel. She makes her home in Spokane with her longtime partner, three elderly cats and an ever expanding collection of graphic novels.