Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne uburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she moved to live there. She has a diplom in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, th day which she confront both soothing and significant.
Kerry has written ten novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children 's autho and has dited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a ook of ssays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill.
The Phryne Fisher series ( pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great disappointmen. Kerry has written fort books in a series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people nee to ead them, she an keep writing them.
Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, roducer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is alway writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is lso the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats ( Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple ( which squeaks). She embroiders very well but can not knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them ( with a parachute) in an ttempt to cure her fear of heights ( she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them.
For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective tories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is onl doing any of the above she stares blankly out of he window. http: //www.earthlydelights.net.au