books by keri

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About Keri

I’ve always loved to write—it started with silly poems and bad rhyming at age ten, and continued through graduate school and a job writing benefits manuals.

In 2003, I left my job to raise kids and reboot a wannabe athletic career. I started running. The running led to marathons, which led to triathlon, which led to the triathlon of all triathlons—Ironman—which led to becoming an award-winning, nationally-ranked triathlete, which led to a triathlon blog, which led to me really missing writing but desperately wanting to do something more creative. 

Serendipitously, a good friend who read my triathlon blog (and worked for a fledgling apparel company) called to ask: would I like to be a dog instead? 

So, I stopped racing, joined Teddy the Dog Apparel and became the voice of a sarcastic, sunglasses-wearing divine canine and writing dog humor (cats don’t know sit, after all). After significant growth in Teddy’s following (14k to well over 100K in three years), HarperCollins offered me a picture book contract. After five amazing years with Teddy, I left to pursue writing full time. In fact, my newest book, Otis P. Oliver Protests comes out April 15, 2020 with Sleeping Bear Press. I also have my first adult book in the works: There's No Crying in Baseball is a family memoir about my father's career in the MLB and growing up a 'baseball brat.'

I’m a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Writers’ Loft, and 12 x 12 Picture Book Forum. I also hold a master’s degree in communications from Northwestern University. I'm represented by Trident Media Group Literary Agency.

I live outside Boston with my husband, three kids, one dog, two Guinea pigs, and a fish named Fluffy. While I no longer compete athletically, I can often be found running...or cycling...or swimming...while conversing with characters in my head...because that's totally normal.