Paul Karrer is a writer who approaches topics related to students, social justice, imprisonment, teaching, travel and multi-culturalism with a unique and highly personal viewpoint. His humorous and poignant essays have been published in the New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Teacher Magazine, Education Week, 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. He's read his articles and editorials on FM Radio station - KUSP 88.9, Santa Cruz CA, a gig he's held since 2000.
Paul bases his writing on his background as a Peace Corps volunteer and a teacher in Western Samoa and his years teaching in Korea, England, American Samoa, Connecticut, and California, as well as his experience in being a husband and father in a multi-cultural household.
He was a fifth-grade teacher, a teachers' union negotiator, editor of the teachers' union newsletter, and their media contact person. 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.