Kari Kiernan

Kari Kiernan found her crush in the oddest of ways. It didn’t happen at a speed dating night, telling secrets to strangers over flat pilsner. She didn’t bump into him on the street like one of those happy accidents that seem to populate the first act of every rom com. They weren’t hooked up on a blind date or by a friend of a friend or lock eyes across a bar five minutes before closing time. It wasn’t like that at all.

Kari Kiernan found her crush on a job application.

And so begins what isn’t quite the greatest love story ever told. Kari gives us a tour of the things that happen when you fall in love with a man because he has really nice stationary: you make phone calls, you flirt, and you hear a word you probably don’t want to hear when you actually work up the nerve to ask him out.

Kari grew up in Mill Valley and used to spend a great deal of time in the Mill Valley Public Library. She is a writer storyteller whose work has appeared in Skirt! Magazine and The Morning News as well as onstage at Porchlight and Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match.: Kari’s work appears both in print and onstage. She now lives in San Francisco where, possibly illegally, she has neither a bicycle nor a dog. You can check out her work at the delightfully named Cereal for Dinner Again.