Kerry McGinnis was born in Adelaide and at the age of twelve took up a life of droving with her father and four siblings. The family travelled extensively across the Northern Territory and Queensland before settling on a station in the Gulf Country. Kerry has worked as a shepherd, droving hand, gardener and stock-camp and station cook on the family property Bowthorn, north-west of Mt Isa. She is the author of two volumes of memoir, Pieces of Blue and Heart Country, and the bestselling novels The Waddi Tree, Wildhorse Creek, Mallee Sky and Tracking North. Kerry now lives in Bundaberg.
Reviews for The Waddi Tree 'McGinnis has an ear for the colloquialisms of the bush and keen eye when it comes to realising the landscape.' The Age 'Heartbreaking one moment but full of hope with the turn of the page.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Should be on every school and book club list of recommended reads, right across Australia ...McGinnis builds an epic that will touch all hearts and inspire others travelling the many hard roads in life's quests.' Bendigo Advertiser