About Jeff Kerr 

I write books and screenplays. I aim to entertain.

Among my favorite authors are Elmore Leonard, John LeCarre,

Michael Connelly, and Craig Johnson.

I am fortunate to have a patient, supportive wife.

Our two children are grown. I am quite proud of them.

My dog Maggie is very cute, which is a good thing,

given all the rugs she has destroyed.

Chocolate goes with everything except beer.

When our neighborhood HEB opened, I was the very first customer. I bought a gallon of milk. Yes, they made me pay.

I love the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, but had to read the book to understand the ending.

I will write until I die and might not quit even then.

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Photo by Steve Houston

Background photo by Rene Böhmer on Unsplash

Jeff Kerr is an award-winning author who has published works in several genres, including nonfiction, historical fiction, and political satire. He is currently working on an action thriller, Refuge, which he plans on finishing by the end of this year.

Jeff's nonfiction work Seat of Empire was named the year's best work of literature about the Republic of Texas by the Sons of the Republic of Texas. His book, Austin, Texas - Then and Now was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Violet Crown Award presented annually by the Writers League of Texas.

Before becoming a writer, Jeff received a B.S. from Rice University and a medical degree from Texas A&M. Before his retirement from medicine in 2022, he practiced pediatric neurology in Austin for over thirty years. 

An avid reader with an affinity for historical fiction, crime fiction, and action thrillers, Jeff will focus on the latter two genres for the foreseeable future.

Jeff lives in Austin with his wife and dog. When not writing, he can be found floating a river or battling cedar on his small chunk of land in the Texas Hill Country.

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