The Single Father Writing Candidly about Parenthood
After suddenly becoming a full-time solo dad, Narratively contributor Kern Carter found creative inspiration in his close-knit relationship with his teenage daughter.
From his work as a blogger, writer and editor, Kern Carter boasts several titles. None, however, may be so prevalent—in both his life and work—than his role as a single dad. His latest essay on the difficulties and delights of solo parenting was published on Narratively this week.
Kern sat down with Narratively to talk about his writing career, his teenage daughter’s influence on his work, and his new YA novel, Boys and Girls Screaming, which is set to come out in the spring of 2022.