We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -- Joseph Campbell

An unexpected, unwanted divorce, after 22 years of marriage, changed Kari West's life forever. She told a friend, "If I survive this with my soul and sanity intact, someday I'm going to write about it." After working 30 years as a professional business woman, she decided to dust off her writing skills and change careers. Today, as a writer and speaker, her words flow from a deep well of experiential wisdom. Editors applaud her crisp, luminous writing style that conveys hope and purpose.

Kari is author of Dare to Trust, Dare to Hope Again--Living With Losses of the Heart; co-author of When He Leaves--Choosing to Live, Love; and Laugh Again; and is a spirited gardener living in California.

Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines around the world and her words are featured in audio tapes for the blind. She is also a contributor to the New York Times best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul and the God Allows-Turn Series. Kari has appeared on radio and television broadcasts, including On Main Street, Woman to Woman, Marriage and Family Today, 100 Huntley Street, and Focus on the Family, to name a few. Kari also served as a group facilitator for DivorceCare.

Kari believes that faith, laughter, and holding all things loosely helps one cope with the unexpected in both gardening and living. The mother of a grown daughter, she now lives in the country with her second husband, two dogs, and a goat named Sigmund.

As long as you have a garden, you have a future; and as long as you have a future, you are alive. -- Frances H. Burnett


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