Gerri grew up in the rural South, received an undergraduate degree from Florida State University, and completed a Master's of Social Work degree at the University of Maryland. During her forty years of social work practice, she worked with children and families in a variety of settings. Little did she realize through all those decades of writing evaluations, social histories, and investigative reports that she'd write creative nonfiction books after she retired.
Gerri had enjoyed a lifetime of gardening prior to her husband's RV purchase and the ensuing lifestyle changes. As a Master Gardener, she created an award-winning yard and nurtured over two hundred orchids on the lanai of their home in Tampa, Florida.
Always an avid reader, Gerri began writing with intent following retirement. Her works have appeared in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Florida Writer, Orchids: The Bulletin of the American Orchid Society, The Sun, Odet, The Tampa Bay Sounding, and Wanderlust: A Literary Map. When she and her husband started RVing, Gerri found a new voice as an ambivalent RVer.
The Reluctant RV Wife is the first book of a series exploring RV travel, aging, marriage, freedom, and the meaning of life. In their fourth year of extended RV travel, her reluctance is now her tongue-in-cheek schtick. Gerri and her still-excited husband continue to prepare for fulltime nomadism as they bounce down the open highway in their tin-can home.