The youngest of four girls, Weezie Kerr Mackey was born in London, England, and grew up in Chicago. Her novel, Throwing Like a Girl, which was nominated as Best Young Adult Book, 2007, by the Texas Institute of Letters, was inspired by her time teaching PE and coaching field hockey, soccer and softball at Greenhill School. Two of her players played in the band The Dixie Chicks.
Weezie works full time as a writer in the business school at Rice University and has been a writer and editor with Webster's Dictionary, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tootsietoy, Rotary International and Williams College Museum of Art. She is also a part-time teacher of creative writing with Writers in the Schools (WITS).
She holds a B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from American University in Washington, DC. She lives in Houston with her husband, two sons and two dogs.