Kerry Daggett, a photographer and artist who moonlights as a novelist, has just released her first book, titled The Exhausted Goddess. The novel relates the tale of a contemporary woman’s exhaustion and struggles as a mother, wife, friend, and working woman – then things take a more magical turn. The heroine comes to find herself surrounded by feisty goddesses who specialize in fixing things, and she must come to terms with whether she actually wants a change.

According to Kerry, a former longtime Carmel Valley resident, the book’s origin has deep roots in 92130. “I wrote the first three versions of my newly minted novel, The Exhausted Goddess, at the Del Mar Highlands Town Center Starbucks and the one on 15th St. I drank way too much coffee, but it kept me awake,” she shared. For more information on Kerry and her book visit