Gerri’s idea of a perfect day always includes a book, preferably one with a happy ending. She writes what she likes to read: love stories set in small towns filled with people of faith and values, and stories that explore the importance of family and community.
A native of New York City, Gerri found her own small-town haven in Florida many years ago. She lives with her husband, spoils her cats, keeps tabs on a far-flung extended family, and gets out into the garden when possible, although the plants question her dedication.
Gerri has a B.A. in English from Stetson University, which she earned in midlife while working in the university's marketing department. She also has an associate's degree in Communications from Fashion Institute of Technology. A former journalist who favored local history over local government, she edited The Parce Letters: Voices from the Past, a collection of primary sources on Florida pioneers.
Gerri shares her space-geek husband’s enthusiasm for our final frontier, which helps her remember she doesn’t live in the 19th century. That's a good thing, because she likes to writes contemporary inspirational novels and short stories as well as historical fiction. She's also a needlework nerd who crochets, quilts, and sews at a pace that qualifies her for the slow-life movement.