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 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 speculative fiction novel The Mask of Deceit was published by Morris Publishing in 2012 and my thriller novel The Crowing of the Beast was published by Morris Publishing in 2013.
My writing has been picked up by ABC Radio National for broadcast on the Book show and other scheduling 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 and won a gong.
I have self-published my humorous novels & all my other books since 2011.
My humorous writing under the name of Slippery Grip has been picked up by a couple of newspapers, and I have a regular humour column, plus present a humorous column on local radio.
Over my writing career, I've won awards, come second, and bombed. Such is the heady, almost exhilarating life of an author.
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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.