About Kerry Peresta

I left the world of advertising and embarked on an adventure with my husband in 2008. In the space of seven years we moved from Little Rock, AR to Pierre, SD (Dances with Wolves country! For real.), Baltimore, MD, and landed for good  in Hilton Head Island, SC. Ocean, palm trees, southern hospitality and the beauty of the Lowcountry…who would want to leave? We are enjoying kayaking, beach time, long walks through the palm trees. My husband’s retirement is right around the corner, which he reminds me every day! 

My publishing credits include the Capital Journal, Pierre, SD, as a regular weekly humor columnist; The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan Publishing Group, Yankton, SD and various regional weeklies and dailies under this group as a guest columnist; NAABW (National Association of Boomer Women), an online magazine, as guest columnist; Empty Nesting Online as a guest columnist; CCMWA (Carroll County Maryland Writer’s Association), short story contributor for anthology “That One Left Shoe,” published April 2012 and available on Amazon, author of women’s fiction/suspense “The Hunting,” 2013, Pen-L Publishing, available on Amazon in Kindle and hard copy, various articles in “The Bluffton Breeze,” magazine, 2017, where I worked as an editor and proofreader, contributor to “Lady Lowcountry Magazine, “Island Events,” and “Local Life Magazine.” Recently, I signed a 3-book contract with Level Best Books for the Olivia Callahan Suspense series, starting with, “The Deadening,” available here. Book Two, “The Rising,” will be available late March or early April, 2022. See more info about my books on the ‘Books’ page.

I am a past chapter president of Maryland Writer’s Association, and a frequent attendee of writers’ conferences and workshops, the most recent being the wonderful Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ashville, NC; and Killer Nashville two years in a row, where I served as a panelist. Bouchercon was next, but I was cancelled due to an upswing in a flu virus! Disappointing, but soon, we’ll be back to in-person events! I am attending Sleuthfest in Boca Raton in July as a panelist, and looking forward to it! Am working hard on the third book in the Olivia Callahan Suspense series, which releases in 2023.

THE DEADENING is Book One in the Olivia Callahan Suspense series. On sale now, everywhere books are sold.


2 thoughts on “About Kerry Peresta

    • hi kerry,

      i would like to thank you for your great list on how to recognize certain types of people before we marry them! it was so important to have such a list present in the net and ALL people should read it! thank you!!


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