Geri's Take...

Where Geri's insights on life, love and living may provide a clue as to how a U.S. Naval Academy graduate became a romance author. She's lived it, now she writes it.

Celebrating 30 Years

My husband and I weren’t initially sure how we’d celebrate our 30th. We decided to turn it into a history lover’s trip when he expressed a life long desire to tour the HMS Victory, Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar.

HMS Victory. Dear Husband of 30 years is 6'2" for reference
HMS Victory. Dear Husband of 30 years is 6’2″ for reference

At first I thought “yawn,” then realized that Jane Austen sights abound in the English countryside, too. And then there was London, with all the beautiful museums. Here’s a little peek at our adventure, and a reminder that we don’t need to spend a lot of money to see the world–I saw so much of the world from romance novels starting when I was (too) young. I’ve no doubt that’s what got me interested in truly seeing the world, and led to my time in the U.S. Navy. Books change lives, indeed.


Unexpected Gifts

Unexpected Gifts was the original, working title for my very first published book, A Rendezvous to Remember. For some odd reason that phrase has popped into my thoughts today, and I want to share that each and every one of you is an unexpected gift to me. I’d always dreamed of being a published author, but I never imagined what an absolute joy each and every reader would be to me. Whether we meet here, on my Facebook page, or at a book signing, it’s always a gift to me.

Who or what has been an unexpected gift in your life?




Cover Reveal Soon

I’ve just seen the cover for Her Secret Christmas Agent and it’s gorgeous. As is the hero, and the stunning heroine. Can’t wait to show you! It’ll be up on the website soon, and of course in the newsletter, coming out within then next week or so. Make sure you’re subscribed–lots of fun news to share.

Stay cool if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, and read with joy.


July Giveaway

I’m hard at work on Explosive Risk, Book #4 in the Silver Valley PD series, out in April 2017. Each time I’m under deadline I think of my readers and how to give you the best story possible. And how to thank you, too. So as mentioned, I’m going to have a Christmas in July giveaway, soon! There will be an announcement in my newsletter and on my Facebook page. I do hope you enjoy it!


Christmas in July Elves?

What’s summer if you can’t have fun? Stay tuned as over the next couple of weeks you’ll see fun right here! The Christmas in July elves are hard at work planning a special July promotional event that will mean free books for a lucky reader or two. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter–that’s how the details will be revealed. Enjoy the journey!


Spring Into Summer Reading

First blooms in the garden, with seeds!
First blooms in the garden, with a winged friend

Here in the Northeastern USA it’s taking a rather long while for spring to warm up the countryside, but with each day it’s clear summer will soon be here. What’s your favorite summer past time? Mine is reading and anything else that can be done outdoors. This is a fantastic time to catch up on book series. If you haven’t already, I hope you use this time to plan to be caught up on Silver Valley, PD and perhaps take a journey to Whidbey Island, Washington. Happy Reading!


Spring into Silver Valley

Photo Courtesy of Cupboard Maker Books Enola PA
Photo Courtesy of Cupboard Maker Books Enola PA

Silver Valley PD  is my new series for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and I’ve loosely based it upon my local area in Pennsylvania. Those of you familiar with my previous series, Whidbey Island, know that I’m inclined to sprinkle my romances with mystery and intrigue. Silver Valley PD allows me to unleash my imagination, fueled by the great law enforcement folks in my area who oblige me with their wisdom and experience. I get to write scary, tension-filled stories that also have sexy romance. What more could an author want? The first book, Her Christmas Protector, was out last November, and the latest, Wedding Takedown is available now. Thank you so much for your support, and a big shout-out to everyone who came to meet me at Cupboard Maker Books last weekend. Happy Easter to those who celebrate, and we can all indulge in a little Easter candy, right?


Wedding Takedown is Here!

I’m delighted to share that Wedding Takedown, Silver Valley PD Book Two, is out in digital format today. The paperback copy releases in one week, on March 8th. I’ll be signing the print copies at Cupboard Maker Books on March 19th–remember, I always post my events as they are scheduled. Thank you so much for your touching notes and support of these stories. I’ve worked hard on them, and have had a special time doing the research with my local law enforcement. As Wedding Takedown gets into your hands, I am working on the finishing touches to Book Three in the SVPD series, out in December 2016. Happy Release Day to us all!


One Month Until Wedding Takedown!

Silver Valley PD is back starting March 1st with Wedding Takedown. I can’t wait for you to get to know Rio, one of SVPD’s finest, and Kayla, a local florist who walks in on a gruesome murder. Haven’t started the series yet? You have time! Her Christmas Protector is Silver Valley PD Book One, and available at your favorite bookseller. If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter to win a FREE copy of Her Christmas Protector over at Fresh Fiction. Good Luck!