I'm Kerrie Thomson
There is something really amazing about putting pen to paper and not always being on the computer looking at my manuscript. These are where the real ideas for writing books come from.
You never know who you’re going to meet or where you’ll end up by reading a book
Kerrie Thomson was born in country, South Australia. From a young age, Kerrie was fascinated by books and the adventures they whisk you away on.
Throughout Kerrie’s schooling, she always knew she wanted to be a writer. She was the bookworm at school, always fascinated by the next story and journey that evolved inside the beautiful pages of books. Kerrie studied an Arts Degree at the University of Adelaide with a major in English and then continued to complete a Graduate Degree in Education. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology and is currently continuing her studies in psychology.
On the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, Kerrie gained her first job as a Secondary School teacher and wrote during every break. She has taught in Adelaide and the Yorke Peninsula schools for the last twenty-five years.
Kerrie lives with her husband and have three children. Together they run a cropping farm with wheat, barley, canola and lentils. They also have sheep, a few chickens for delicious organic eggs and a very smart sheep dog.
Some of my favourite authors are Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, A.J Finn, Caroline Overington, Megan Goldin and Amanda Hampson.”
A graduate of Fiona McIntosh’s Commercial Fiction Masterclass, I am currently writing within the contemporary women’s fiction genres. To be able to bring others into the wonderful world that is the escapism in books is a true pleasure.
One of my favourite things to do now that my children are grown up and I am not reading them books before bed time every night, is to buy a book at the airport and sit and read on the plane. No distractions, just myself and my new book. Even the pages of a tangible book just smell so amazing, what’s there not to love?
When my children were little I would read each of them stories every night before bed time. I really wanted to instil my love of stories into them so they would be transported into the magical place that storytelling takes you.”