Garry Boyd was born in Sydney in 1945 and attended Fort Street Boys High School. He has a Bachelor of Business Degree from Charles Sturt University and an Associate Diploma in Productivity Management from Monash University.
After living in Sydney until the age of thirty he moved to the small town of Gulgong in New South Wales and worked in the coal industry for the next 23 years in various administration roles, particularly Human Resources and Industrial Relations. During his time at Gulgong a love affair with the bush developed, including those resilient people who live there and love the place. Here he learnt that to know the bush and the outback you have to experience it, only then can you become aware of the wonders it offers … that is if you open your eyes and ears. Oodnadatta was an unknown, but a time spent there researching this novel only confirmed what he already knew: you have to experience its wonders.
Boyd has now settled in the quiet and charming community of Tea Gardens in the beautiful Port Stephens area of New South Wales, from a tree change to a sea change. He began writing short stories and bush poetry in 1995.
Aside from writing, other favourite pastimes include beach fishing, growing roses and enjoying the company of his Jack Russell Terrier, Lily.
His first novel, Black Gold was published in 2006. A third novel is in progress, as well as a collection of short stories and poetry. He has a most extensive collection of Arthur Upfield novels about the famous part-Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte, better known as Bony.