Kari Peterson


First and foremost, I am a wife and momma.  But I am also blessed to be an author.  I absolutely LOVE what I do!  I was a featured author at a Q&A workshop during a local Arts Festival, and am involved in the mentor program at the local college.  Music is a HUGE part of my life.  I can't imagine a day without it.  I love to sing and plunk on the ivory.  Which reminds me, I desperately need to restring my guitar... I thoroughly enjoy fishing, camping, riding horses, road trips, video games, hunting, drag racing (yeah, I can hold my own with the big boys), random dancing, puzzles, snuggling on the couch watching a movie, and of course, reading!  I never want to stop learning new things.  What's next, knife throwing perhaps?  After high school I worked full time and put myself through college.  Two years and some change later, I earned an Associates in Computer Science.  I was later accepted to WSU, where my next degree sits waiting patiently.  I currently live in Washington state with my hubby of fourteen years, three amazing boys, two chocolate labs, a min pin, geckos, and fish.  Yep, never a dull moment at my house!  Someone hand me a cold one...

Favorite Music:
Depends on my mood.  I'm a head to toe country girl, but from classical to R&B, pop to folk, I pretty much love it all.  Ray LaMontagne, Blake Shelton, Pentatonix, Josh Groban, Jennifer Lopez, AC/DC, Nat King Cole...  You get the picture.  ;o)  My current "mood music" for when I'm writing consists of a LOT of Howard Shore, Hanz Zimmer, Jeremy Seoul, Loreena McKennitt, and Ramin Jwadi.
Favorite Movies/TV:
Bring on movie nights!  I love The Hobbit/LOTR, Pride and Prejudice (the one with Keira Knightley), Gladiator, the Alien Saga, & Hope Floats.
I will shamelessly binge-watch CSI-Crime Scene Investigation, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Heartland, The Witcher, & Lucifer.
I'm also a hardcore #12!   GO HAWKS!
Favorite Books:
I have a decent library started, and I really enjoy collecting really old books.  I am as eclectic with books as I am with music & movies.  I am a huge fan of JRR Tolkien, Stephenie Meyer, Patricia Cornwell, J.K. Rowling, Laurell K. Hamilton, Suzanne Collins, Patricia Briggs, George RR Martin, and just recently added to the list - Andrzej Sapkowski.  I own almost every one of Stephen King's books - and for those of you familiar with his work, that is a LOT!!!  I can get completely wrapped up in a gripping mystery, and turn into a gooey mush ball with a tragic love story. 
What I'm reading now: 
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, but Michael Scott
My Momma - She's stronger than she'll ever know! 
My Grampa - I still miss him sooo much!