Toni Kerr is a full time artist whether she wants to be or not. She writes young adult novels, takes on occasional illustration projects, and restores historic murals when such times arise.
She enjoys building tree houses, not-so-fancy chicken coops, and tends to forget how much maintenance is required for certain types of landscape designs.
She lives with her husband, two dangerously creative children, an Australian Shepherd, and several small farm animals the city would probably frown upon. Summers are spent in the high-desert Oregon outback, just beyond cyberspace, where she and her kids love rock hounding, horse back riding, fishing without hooks, hiking, and camping by 4-wheelers.
She used to airbrush murals as photographic backgrounds, and has covered up countless zits and wrinkles on photographic paper/canvas and film as a self-taught negative retoucher. And then the professional photographers' market went digital.
She has recently taken an interest in knitting, and blames her fabulous sisters for any and all frustrations this hobby might inflict upon her sense of well-being.
Her debut YA novel, DESCENDANT (book 1 in the the Makai series), was published in December of 2013. Book 2, UNLEASHED (book 2 in the Makai series) published in June of 2014. Book 3, DRAGONFIRE (book 3 in the Makai series) will be released in Spring of 2015.