Meet Geri

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Geri Krotow
(pronounced "crow-toe")
A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Intelligence Officer, Geri left her Naval career to pursue a writing career. She has travelled the world, living in such far-flung places as Whidbey Island, Washington State and Moscow, Russia. Geri enjoys creating love stories that stand the test of time, and with settings that she has personally experienced. She's lived it, now she writes it!

Bio told over cookies and coffee

Geri loves to write and will never have enough years to translate onto paper the characters and stories that persistently knock on her mind’s door. When not writing Geri loves to knit and bake. Cookie baking is a favorite, but knitting often replaces the baking as yarn doesn’t add the dimensions to her figure that the cookies tend to. Walking and yoga are other passions, as well as birds, dogs, and foreign languages.

Full-blown History Channel Bio

Geri Krotow is the award winning author of contemporary and historical romance. While still unpublished Geri received the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense in Category Romance Fiction. Her 2007 debut A Rendezvous to Remember earned several awards to include the Yellow Rose of Texas Award for Excellence. Geri’s first novel as well as her second book What Family Means received critical acclaim to include a review in the Chicago Tribune.

Prior to writing, Geri served for nine years as a Naval Intelligence Officer after graduating from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. While on active duty Geri earned her Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Geri served as the Aviation/Anti-Submarine Warfare Intelligence officer for a P-3C squadron during which time she deployed to South America, Europe, and Greenland. She was the first female Intel officer on the East Coast to earn Naval Aviation Observer Wings. Geri also did a tour in the war on drugs, working with several different government and law enforcement agencies.

Geri was proud to serve her country and after nine years of active duty she resigned her commission. She never looked back as she gave in to her desire to be a full-time novelist. Geri is grateful to be a retired Navy Spouse and to be settled in Pennsylvania with her family. In the midst of pseudo-empty-nest, Geri lives with her husband and daughter full time and her university son when he comes in for holidays. A parrot and dog round out Geri's writing life.

Media Mentions

and Notable Career Highlights:

Geri's brush with President Barack Obama and the First Lady is featured in the October 2009 issue of RT BOOKReviews in the article: Obama Does Romance, • and was covered by The Huffington Post.

Geri in the Capital Gazette, June 2009 Geri in RT BOOKReviews, October 2009

Below: (Official White House Photo) President Obama with Geri's book A Rendezvous to Remember in hand. (Geri is the blond head behind the woman with her cheek in her hand.)
Read the story behind the photo, and watch the video below.
This story made it to The Huffington Post! Read the article.

President Obama holding Geri's book A Rendezvous to Remember

Geri and her RomVets sisters were featuered in USA TODAY's Happily Ever After blog, each sharing a story of when a military venture yielded an HEA and promoting their military holiday anthology Coming Home For Christmas. Get your tissues ready!

Geri had her first mention in Publisher's Weekly when asked how she effectively researches her military characters. Get an inside peek at the opening scene of Navy Rescue here.

Geri was featured in the July 2013 issue of the Navy Times. Read the article online.

Read the online interview posted on Avon Romance where Geri talks about her latest release, Navy Orders.

Geri in the Capital Gazette, June 2009 Geri is featured in the June 28, 2009 issue of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis. Read the article: The Write Stuff: Military Provides Good Training for Some Authors.