Kerry Sunderland is an author, freelance journalist, magazine editor, film reviewer and radio presenter/producer. Her writing was first published (as a contributing author) in 'Overseas Work, Learning Holidays, Adventure Travel' (1993) and since then has appeared in a wide range of magazines, newspapers and online, including 'I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan' (2005).
Kerry was awarded a Master of Arts in Creative Writing (with Merit) from the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington in 2017 and is in the final stages of preparing her memoir, 'Beyond the Blue Door', for publication. An excerpt of an early draft of this work was published in 'Turbine Kapohau' in 2016.
Born in Melbourne and resident of the Byron Shire for most of her adult life, Kerry moved to Nelson at the beginning of 2013. She lived/worked in a house bus for four and a half years while roaming the Top of the South, Wellington and Kapiti Coast, until recently buying a rural property about 20 minutes north of Nelson where she now lives with her husband David, dog Lappie, three chooks and numerous tui and kereru.
As well as being a part-time creative writing tutor at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Kerry currently works as a freelance journalist, magazine sub-editor and web content writer. She also performs as a story teller at events including 'Couch Stories' and 'True Stories, Told Live’. She was the Monday morning breakfast show host and producer at Fresh FM in 2015.