About

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I’m a freelance writer, living on Bainbridge Island, WA, with three “perfect” children, a Type-A pilot husband, and a Norman Rockwellian 100-pound black lab, that stays curled by the fire on winter days, or situates himself on one stair of our staircase, when the elusive Pacific Northwest sun shines through our foyer window.


When my eldest daughter was ten years old, I confided to her that my “biggest fear” was writing a successful novel and having to read aloud my most private thoughts.  In typical girl speak, she shrieked,  “OH, MY GOD, MOTHER!  THAT’S SUCH ‘LOSER’ MENTALITY!”

Hence, if you’ve read this far, you are, perhaps, an agent or publisher (or very dear friend) to whom I have sent my first novel, Casa de Spin.  For your time, patience, and consideration, I thank you.  

With best regards, from an aspiring novelist who is finally acknowledging that she didn’t fall too far from that that beautiful, bountiful, mixed up, and magical (literary) orchard from where she came…

~Kerrie Houston Reightley

EDUCATION

San Diego State University, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Political Science

University of Washington, graduate Non-Fiction Writers Program

JOURNALISM HONORS

William Faulkner Award

2013 Semi finalist, Novel-in-progress:  “Casa de Spin”
Semi finalist, Essay category:  “Agony of Deceit”

Semi finalist, Short Story:  “Room With a Muse”

 Reader’s Digest Grant, San Diego State University

ATHLETIC AWARDS

2009 USTA (United States Tennis Association) 4.0 League Champions, Seattle, WA

2009 USTA 4.0 League Divisional Champions, Seattle, WA

2009 USTA 4.0 Sectional Playoffs for Nationals, Portland, OR

2010 USTA League Champions

2010 Sprint Triathlon Participant, Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA

2010 Sprint Triathlon Participant, 2nd place in age division, Nolte State Park, WA