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.

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!


How’s Your Year so Far?

The party hats are gone but I’m still celebrating the start of 2016 because I’ve decided it’ll be my most productive yet. Many stories are calling to me, and I am doing what it takes to get them on the page. That said, I’ll still have several opportunities to meet you this year, and I will post them on my events page as they get scheduled. The Silver Valley Series will continue in March with Wedding Takedown and in December (tentatively) with Book #3, title TBD. Now’s a perfect time to get caught up by reading Her Christmas Protector. Silver Valley has some sinister forces in play but love always wins in these romances.
Let’s get this year rocking!



Holiday Cheer (and some recipes!)

My holiday started with a sparkly bang as I signed alongside Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Bookstore this past Saturday. For all of you who attended, thank you and it was so nice to meet you!

December 5, 2015 Turn the Page Bookstore
December 5, 2015 Turn the Page Bookstore

To continue the sparkle, let’s not forget all of the generous authors who shared their holiday customs and recipes with us last year.  There’s something for everyone. Most of all, please remember to take time for quiet wherever you can get it. I like to brew a cup of tea every few hours or so. It gets me up from the desk and refreshed, ready to rock and roll on the next Silver Valley PD story!



Geri’s Black Friday Surprise

I’ll be sending out my newsletter next week, in which you will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a spectacular gift basket packed with signed Geri Krotow books along with a few other treats. Also in the newsletter will be a favorite family holiday recipe, and some fun behind-the-scenes news about the Silver Valley PD series. I’d hate for you to miss any of the celebration. If you haven’t already, shake a jingle and sign up here.


Three More to Go!

I love when live and work dovetail in the least expected ways. This past week I enjoyed a beautiful drive to my hometown of Buffalo, NY, where I took my parents for a day trip to a local vineyard. Eveningside Vineyards is owned by fellow high school alumnus, Randy Biehl. Randy gave us the royal tour of his lovely winery in the midst of  a Western New York autumn. It doesn’t get much better than this! As one of our classmates commented on Facebook, “wine and literature, two favorite things.”

Dream chasers from the same high school
Dream chasers from the same high school

It’s nearing the end of my promo tour this year and the best is yet to come with my next three appearances.  First up, I’ll be signing tomorrow with Heidi Hormel and Karen Rose Smith at the Reader’s Cafe in Hanover PA, then I’ll be signing and speaking at the Las Vegas Readers Festival next Saturday.

I’ll be celebrating a long-held dream when I sign with Nora Roberts at her bookstore in Boonsboro, MD on December 5th. Details on all my appearances are over at my events page. I hope to meet you soon!


The Cup is Half Full!

Fantabulous Table at the WRWDC Luncheon
Fantabulous Table at the WRWDC Luncheon

The Washington Romance Writers Reader and Blogger Luncheon this past Saturday marked the half-way point for my fall appearances. Let me tell you a secret: I didn’t realize how many events I’d planned until I sat down to do my calendar after RWA, my big romance author’s conference, back in July. I am an extrovert by nature so meeting readers is always a priority and fun for me. And yet…I’m needing to squeeze in some power naps here and there, and pay better attention to my food choices. I want to keep my energy up and enjoy the remaining events, not drag through them. But I digress…
If I haven’t had a chance to meet you yet, I do hope you’ll come out for one of the many exciting events I’m attending. I’m a storyteller and I write my stories for you!