Barbara Gunn grew up in a small town in central Texas, worked as assistant manager, escrow officer, as well as assistant secretary for various companies owned by Georgetown Title Company. In 1969, Barbara married, Tate, the older son of the Gunn family. They moved their young family to Australia in 1972. Kirrama is written from personal experience having lived the Australian Outback life, getting to know the people, seeing and hearing their amazing stories, as well as her own. There are other books on her agenda.