Kari grew up climbing trees in the remote jungles of Papua New Guinea until the day she was required to stuff all her belongings into one small suitcase and travel to America for college. While in the process of studying to become a crack defense attorney, Kari discovered writing was her true passion. A journalism internship in Washington, D.C. led to a successful copywriting career until Kari switched to writing fiction so she could spend more time with her kids. Now Kari lives in the deserts of El Paso, Texas, with her husband and two children, and is always on the lookout for a good tree to climb.

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