Born and raised east of the northern Rocky Mountains, Kerri Bennett Williamson grew up enjoying such delights as swimming, hiking, camping, skiing, running and horseback riding from Canada’s Jasper, Banff and Waterton National Parks to Montana’s Glacier National Park. Kerri’s childhood included a rich creative playground on especially her grandparents’ and cousins’ ranch-style farms.
Beginning while still in her teens, Kerri worked as a freelance artist in various mediums, and continued honing her varied styles for many years on both commercial and commissioned works until, as a wife and mother, she became so excessively busy nurturing and teaching her young children that she began to put away her pencils, pens and paints in exchange for intermittent literary experiments and employment in the writing field.
Always an artist and then also an author of several non-fiction books, Kerri took another artistic and literary direction after feeling compelled to try her hand at writing fiction. Deeply connected to her British, European, pioneer, early and Native American ancestors, and greatly inspired by favorite classic English literature (such as the fictional works of Jane Austen, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë as well as Elizabeth Gaskell); she quickly found her personalized feminine genre niche in the romantically inclined historical-setting realm. Kerri has numerous novels to her credit and is most always intermittently working on the next, with an abundance of story outlines in the works.
Wife, mother and grandmother, Kerri resides with her husband and family in a creative sanctuary hideaway west of the southern Rocky Mountains. Though still an occasional painter of canvasses, Kerri has found that painting with words seems her more favored art medium.