Kerry was born in Illinois in 1953, to Italian and Irish parents. His Father, Larry was an English/French teacher, who owned two dance studio’s, and was also a concert pianist/piano teacher, a short story author, and an artist. His Mother, Faye was his strength and always encouraged him to follow his dream, with a glass half full attitude. His two daughters, Shawna Pondel and Angie Lage, live in Illinois with their husbands, Todd and Asa, and they each have a son and a daughter. Chase, Carmen, Ava, and Ashton. He also has a sister, Sherry Tomlinson who lives with her husband Rick, in Illinois.
Kerry illustrated for college textbook publishers, exploded views of new farming equipment, and their instruction manuals. He designed business logo’s, and the artwork for businesses advertising for city MTD buses. His hobbies include reading, hiking, sketching trees and carving images out of oak hardwood. His first published books were illustrated children’s stories, “I Wish I could Fly, The lonely Caterpillar” and its sequel, “I Can Fly, The Lonely Butterfly” in 2006, by Lifevest Publishing in Colorado. Currently available for the Kindle and in paperback at Amazon.
Living in Florida since 2004, he started writing short stories, several years ago and has recently published the 2nd edition of a collection of short stories called “What If - An Anthology of 13 Short Stories. Each stories concept originates from the basic question in the title, but then the similarity ends, entering into the realm of ghosts, the paranormal, inspirational, fantasy, sci-fi horror, and the unexplained.
Writing short stories for futre publications, he recently just finished and self-published a novella, Reign of Adolphe', a werewolf story.