Kerry was born in Loxton in South Australia in 1959, the eldest of six children. She remembers a happy childhood, spending many hours in the school library reading and writing her own stories. She was always a bit of a loner, but never lonely, finding many wonderful friends within the pages of her favourite books. She developed a particular love for historical fiction and stories where the characters demonstrated inspirational courage. Kerry's well-meaning father discouraged her dreams of becoming a writer or an artist, believing that she would be unable to support herself that way, so she became a teacher instead. She taught off and on for number of years, including a period where she home-schooled her three sons. She has also worked as a pastoral care worker, and had a lengthy career working in mental health rehabilitation. This was followed by a short stint in the aged care sector as a respite coordinator. Kerry is now living in South Australia's Limestone Coast region at Mount Gambier where she works as Case Manager in a Parenting After Separation program. Kerry is currently working on the sequel/companion volume to Mine to Avenge. In her spare time she is also an artist, a calligrapher and a also a keen reader.