Cherrill Kousal graduated from the Luton College of Art and Design, England, in 1974. She settled in Australia, began writing in the mid 1980s and has had many stories published in magazines. She was a member of the Manly branch of the Fellowship of Australian Writers and transferred to the Eurobodalla branch when she moved to the south coast of NSW in 1994. As a member of that branch she founded The Paper in 1995. She and her husband, Winston Ledger, have run a creative writing and desk top publishing business in Batemans Bay.