Happily Ever After. Author Kerri Carpenter.When I was a little girl, I learned about poetry in school. Later that day, I went to my Nunnie’s house and decided I would write a poem about her. In the end, I had a cute little poem about Nunnie that rhymed. Nunnie took one look at it and declared that I “was a writer.” Because she believed in me, I never questioned it. (Come on – who’s going to question their strong-willed Italian grandmother!)

Sweet, Sexy, Sparkly. Author Kerri Carpenter.It took me a while to find my niche. But after forays into writing plays, articles, blog posts and my beloved Question of the Day blog, I finally found the romance genre and never looked back.

I love creating characters I’d want to be friends with in real life and I love helping them find their happy endings. I still write the occasional article (mostly about Pittsburgh sports teams) and I continue to ask a Question of the Day on my Facebook page. But mostly, I write contemporary romance that is sweet, sexy and sparkly – just like my characters, my readers, and me.


My latest book, TEMPTING MR. WRONG, Book 2 in the Wrong Man series, is available now!!! Click HERE to learn more about it and to order.

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I’m thrilled to announce that my contemporary novella, KISSING MR. WRONG, is a 2016 finalist in the Novella Romance category of the Greater Detroit RWA’s Booksellers’ Best Book Awards.

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My first contemporary romance novella, FLIRTING WITH THE COMPETITION, recently won first place in the 2015 Heart of Denver Romance Writer’s Aspen Gold Contest in the Romantic Novella category.

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KMW CoverKISSING MR. WRONG, was released by Entangled Publishing on May 26, 2015. This is the first story in the Wrong Man series. To order this title, click here.

After a lousy day, graphic designer Vanessa Hewitt decides to drown her sorrows in a sexily satisfying man she’ll never see again. Three months later, however, she learns that her hot hook-up is actually her best friend’s younger brother, John Campbell―and they have to plan an engagement party together. Now John and Vanessa have to hide the truth. The only trouble is that Mr. Wrong is starting to look a lot like Mr. Very Right…



THE BEST KIND OF LOVE, a contemporary romance novel released by Soul Mate Publishing.

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FLIRTING WITH THE COMPETITION, a contemporary romance novella released by Entangled Publishing.