Paul Karrer is a writer who approaches topics related to teaching, travel and multi-culturalism with a unique and highly-personal viewpoint. His humorous and poignant essays have been published in the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Yolanda King's anthology Open My Eyes, Open My Soul: Celebrating Our Common Humanity, and numerous volumes in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Once a month, Paul may be heard reading his work on the radio program
"First Person Singular" on KUSP, the Santa Cruz, CA, NPR affiliate, a gig
he's held since 2000.
Paul bases his writing on his background as a Peace Corps volunteer
and a teacher in Samoa, Korea, England, Connecticut, and California, as well
as his experience in being a husband and father in a multi-cultural
He is currently a sixth grade teacher, a teachers' union negotiator, and editor of the teachers' union newsletter. His duties as union negotiator have given Paul numerous opportunities to be interviewed on local television and radio.
Paul lives in Monterey, California, with his wife, Mi-Ra and teenage daughter, Amber.