bio

As a writer I do my best. I write for magazines, radio and fun. I have a healthy ego, and a fertile imagination which combines with a robust work ethic to make me a well rounded individual. As the proud possessor of an enlarged funny bone I'm bound to say it has a marked influence on my writing style and my life in general.


My short stories have been published in America, United Kingdom and Australia in magazines and on line. One story was selected for the “A Prisoner of Memory: And 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories by Ed Gorman (Editor), Martin H. Greenburg (Editor),  several others for Six Sentences anthologies and one for a North Queensland Anthology.  On line and magazine credits include, Skive, The Outpost, The Yellow room, Ripples Magazine, Linnet wings, Artgaze Magazine and the Queensland writers Centre magazine with a humorous take on places to write. My non-fiction writing encompasses the boating scene and I have been widely published in boating magazines including Cruising helmsman, Multihull world, Afloat, Yachting Monthly, Practical boat-owner and others. Several of these articles allude to the humorous side of boating. The Coastal Passage a boating newspaper with a world -wide distribution has published my humorous articles about boating and reprinted a short story from my recently published collection. I was featured as a local author in a Townsville lifestyle magazine called Duo in their September ’10 issue.
My speculative fiction novel The mask of Deceit was highly commended for a Varuna Writers scholarship in 07.
 My writing has been picked up by ABC Radio National for broadcast on the Book show and other scheduling via ABC Pool and I collaborated to write a humorous radio play in 2006 for ABC North Queensland which was subsequently produced for the Townsville’s writers Festival.
I have self published my humorous novel Literary Licence and a collection of short stories After the Rains and other stories  in 2011.
My speculative fiction novel The Mask of Deceit was published by Morris Publishing in 2012 and my thriller novel The Crowing of the Beast will be published by Morris Publishing in 2013.

I changed my name from Kerry to Hettie in October 2011. It's a long story which I will probably make into a short story one day.