Hi! I'm Kennedy Kerr. Welcome to my website!
How's your day going so far? I hope it has at some point included a cup of tea, a biscuit (preferably a chocolate one - or a cookie, to my American readers) and a bit of time spent daydreaming. I don't think one can underestimate how important daydreaming is.
Without daydreaming, I don't think I would ever have thought about becoming a writer. One of my most favourite things is staring at the sea or a lake - being by the water is important to me. I find it very calming, and I have a lot of ideas when I walk by the sea or stand overlooking a lake - or a loch. Perhaps that's why I've written about coastal communities so much in my books.
In fact, I really love writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. I grew up in a town where it felt like everyone knew your business, and I've ended up writing about those kind of places quite a lot. I live in the UK, and my family is originally from Scotland. I have a real soft spot for the Highlands, but also for the rugged coast of Cornwall in the south west of England too. Anywhere there are beaches, cliffs, legends and mystery - plus a good cake shop, of course! - I'm there.
What else can I tell you? I am the lucky owner of one very cuddly, fat cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping.
I love cooking and baking all types of food, and I love eating it even more. I really look forward to the day when I can throw caution to the wind and adopt a Homer Simpson type of eating schedule and consume a box of doughnuts a day. It's the dream.
I'm also a classic "roses, chocolates and date nights" romantic. I believe in true love and happy endings. I also believe that most of us go through difficult times in our lives, and we usually need some time to heal through it and come out the other side. Love is part of that, but not just romantic love - the love we have for our children, our families, our friends and our community is so important. As is the love we can have for particular places, and for nature.
I was very proud when The House at Magpie Cove became a USA Today Bestseller - that's all thanks to you, of course, my readers! I'm so happy that you enjoyed Mara's story, and the little village of Magpie Cove that seems to have a way of helping people find their way back to happiness.
Stay tuned for more women's fiction from me! I'm excited to tell you what I'm going to do next.
You can stay in touch with me here, on my Facebook Author page: facebook.com/kennedykerrauthor, on Twitter as @KennedyKerr5 and Instagram @kennedykerrauthor