Kerry Egan

is a mother, hospice chaplain, and writer. 

She is the author of the best-seller On Living (Riverhead/Penguin) about how the dying make meaning of their lives and Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago (Doubleday, 2004) which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. 

Her work has appeared in many national print and online publications, including CNN.com, where her essays on her work in hospice have been read over two million times, and she’s been featured on CNN’s Morning Edition and on the PBS Newshour and PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly.

She received an M. Div. from Harvard University and B.A. from Washington and Lee University, and lives with her husband and children in Columbia, South Carolina.