Kari Aguila was the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award for her first novel, Women’s Work. Her stories are gripping and thought-provoking looks at gender stereotypes and relationships set in a dystopic future. She is also an avid gardener, geologist, outdoor enthusiast and mother of three. Aguila lives in Seattle with her family. RUN Ragged is her second novel.
"I chose to stay at home with my three children, and was happy to entirely devote myself to them. However, when my oldest daughter began Kindergarten and the two younger children were in pre-school one morning each week, I suddenly found I had three whole hours to myself! What does one do with so much free time?
I examined my options and discovered that I could 1) do more laundry; 2) clean my house; 3) start exercising; or 4) work on that novel I had always wanted to write. Well, I didn't want to do a few of those, so....
Women's Work and RUN Ragged are the result of those three blissful hours of freedom. I loved being able to put aside the mommy parts of me and dive into the challenging themes of feminism, gender roles and stereotypes, and the pursuit of power. I loved writing the dark parts of these dystopic science-fiction novels, and arguing with my characters to build the suspense with strong female characters. Most of all, I loved being able to put it all down at the end of a writing session and come back to the real world, with my wonderful family. I hope you enjoy Women's Work and RUN Ragged as much as I loved writing it!"
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