Kerrie McKinnel is a writer and graduate from the University of Glasgow’s MLitt Creative Writing. Since completing her MLitt, Kerrie has run a number of successful writing workshops and events. Her writing has been featured in publications including Gutter, Southlight and From Glasgow to Saturn. In 2016, one of her poems was awarded third place in the University of Glasgow’s Alastair Buchan Prize.
In 2018, Kerrie became the Events Manager for Lockerbie Writers group. She has been an active member of the group since 2015 and, in that time, she has run a growing number of writing workshops, author talks, and also compiled, co-edited and published the group’s first publication, Lockerbie Writers’ Anthology. She also runs two blogs (her personal writing one, and one for Lockerbie Writers), and in 2018 she helped to establish a second writing group in Lockerbie, A Novel Approach, aimed at novelists.
Kerrie lives in rural south-west Scotland with her husband and two young children. Her writing tends to be character-driven, present-day fiction with a focus on family and relationships. She is inspired by beaches and forests, books and chocolate, and the occasional fleeting memory of what life used to be like before board books and toddler tantrums. She is currently working on her debut novel.