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For literary inquiries, please reach out to her agent, Kim Perel of Wendy Sherman Associates.

Summit, NJ


Kara Richardson Whitely is an author & speaker featured on Oprah's Lifeclass and Self, Redbook and American Hiker. Her book Gorge will be released in 2015.


Kara Richardson Whitely's blog of adventures and issues on the journey to wellness.


Highlight Reel: From Self-Published to Book Deal

Kara Whitely

Facebook did the nicest thing. To celebrate their 10th birthday they created a video celebrating your history using the social networking site. I have to tell you, they nailed it.

Since I joined in 2008, my video serves as a tear-jerking documentary about my journey from "just doing it" as a self-published author, my beautiful daughters, my supportive husband (who IS a rock star), my path to eventually appearing on Oprah's Lifeclass on OWN and finally getting a book deal.

It reminded me that you can do a lot in 5 years. That there are a lot of joys, disappointments, setbacks along the way but if you keep heading toward your dreams, you'll get there. And as the expression goes, "Don't worry about how long a project will take. The time will pass anyway."

 Thank you for the memories, Facebook.