Kersten Campbell has always loved books and chocolate doughnuts. When she was a young girl her parents
had her hearing tested because she would be so involved in reading a book that she couldn't hear what was going on in the outside
world. There was nothing they could do about the chocolate doughnuts.
She grew up in Wisconsin until she turned sixteen, when her family moved to Boise, Idaho. When she
protested the move, her father said, "Don't worry, you'll probably find some nice Mormon boy to marry."
Confused, Kersten replied, "What's a Mormon?"
She soon found out, and joined the LDS church at age twenty-one. She earned a bachelor's degree from
the University of Idaho in English Literature and has written many articles and stories for church publications and other magazines.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, painting, family history research, playing the clarinet in a city band, playing with
children, and eating chocolate doughnuts. She is currently working on more humor essays, a young adult fiction novel, and a spiritual
book about motherhood.
She and that "nice Mormon boy," live in Washington with their five beautiful children.