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Behind the Author

A native of North Carolina and a full-fledged baby boomer, Adrian Kerley has traveled many paths and played many roles on his journey.  He has served as an educator, university instructor, foreign missionary and financial advisor among other roles.  

Adrian has been married for fifty years, plus is father to five children and "Grandy" to eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A long-time lover of music, art and nature, Adrian holds a BS and an MRE and has enjoyed continuing his education in theology, philosophy and finance.  


The Kerleys lived in Australia for over ten years and have traveled the world extensively. It was on a 2004 journey to Turks & Caicos that Adrian discovered his love for writing . . . and for island drums.

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I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities to connect with readers and fellow island drum enthusiasts. Let's connect.


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