Audrey Khuner

Audrey grew up in Berkeley, California, with two dogs, three cats, and a rat. There were also two sisters and a brother in there somewhere, amidst all the fur and chaos. She has many jobs, including running the company she started, “Hot Guys and Baby Animals,” which features calendars and books containing photos of… wait for it … hot guys and baby animals.

After living in LA, Brooklyn, and San Francisco, she has finally returned to Berkeley with her husband to raise their mini-Schnauzer mutt, Rusty, and (as of the writing of this bio) their unborn child. She has started to learn to play eight different instruments and subsequently quit each one, the latest of which was the cello. Her cello still sits in her living room. Taunting her. She should really get rid of that cello.

Full Name: Audrey Khuner  

Location: Berkeley, California

Where You Can Find Me on the Internet: AudreyKhuner.comHot Guys and Baby Animals

What I Do for a Living: Write (everything from personal essays to catchy taglines); create advertising and marketing copy; produce calendars and gift books containing photos of male models holding puppies, kittens, chicks, and other baby animals.

What I Do for Fun: Hikes, picnics, hikes that end with picnics; take Rusty to the beach; write silly poetry and short stories about growing up in Berkeley

The Furry Members of My Household Are: Rusty (our little Schnauzer mutt)

My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Rusty, my crazy Berkeley family, sex (I also write web copy for a vibrator company)

My Pet Peeves Are: Overuse of exclamation points, anyone who regularly uses the phrase “Carpe Diem,” and people who write LOL in reference to something they wrote (you’re not that funny).

My Guilty Pleasures Are: Reruns of The Golden Girls, strawberry-flavored Mentos, not wearing pants

How I Deal with Dog Hair: Rusty is nonshedding, which is glorious. But he needs frequent grooming, which I’ve convinced my husband to do. I, on the other hand, shed a ton.

What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: I would love to sing and dance on Broadway. If only I were at all skilled at singing and dancing…

Stories by Audrey Khuner