Caroline Gerardo


Caroline Gerardo is an author and poet.

MFA Claremont Graduate University
BA Scripps College

Caroline's home town is Laguna Niguel, California in the winter and Wyoming in the summer.

"A unique voice, and writing style."

Novels, poetry, short stories published in many magazines

The Lucky Boy is released on all ereaders and paperback 1/2/2012 A dark coming of age novel, like no other. The Lucky Boy has been reviewed as "A new MMA style of writing." An adventure story.

Author of "Cardinal Sins" a series of seven short stories "Greed" and "Vanity" and "Lust"

Toxic Assets a novel about a woman in the middle of the cause of the mortgage meltdown in print and all ereaders. Toxic Assets is a thriller about the crash. Katherine is the female protagonist pitted against bankers who aren't stodgy.

Current work in progress: Eco Terrorist set in the future during The Great Drought

Daily journal with haiku and orginal photographs:

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I begin a novel with a large white board that has photographs and images. Next the board has an outline of chapters. Those images may change as the story unfolds in the writing process. With my current work in progress, Eco Terrorist (working title) I thought I would use a sepia toned image. I love Alice Hoffman's cover for the Dovekeepers. I was thinking of an image of a woman from the rear view. My white board has photos of tornados, dust devils, and Vincent VanGogh's peasants during his early period. Cover art is vital to the book. It tells a visual tale. Readers take clues from the kind of font, colors and choices in the cover art. I will supply the artwork and have a pro help decide how to put the font and spline together. My original concept of cover art for the work in progress has changed over time. Accepting these as exciting creative steps, rather than failures is part of the magic.
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Where to find Caroline Gerardo online

Where to buy in print


The Lucky Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,200. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Seth McGrath goes through hell to raise ten grand to find a girl. His neurosurgeon father & pill popping debutante mother send him away to be raised by his Grandmother. When Grandmother suddenly dies, Seth returns to a disillusioned life in Radnor. A hypnotic story that will charm you through his dark journey. Seth will sell drugs, arrange bum fights for hire and more. Transgressional Fictio
Toxic Assets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,730. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Katherine leaves her Wall Street job and failed marriage to accept the position of President of the Mortgage Division of Nationwide Bank. What she does not know is someone is going to frame her for the murders of the Board Members. A thrilling story about the excess and secrets of the Mortgage Meltdown. Wouldn't you like to have a piece of those stodgy bankers?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Thriller Literary Short Fiction Rated R Sam is hunting for sexual pleasures to fill his boredom. Using a dating service proves to be an easy way to find willing partners. What are the dangers of online dating? One assumes people are telling the truth. Not everything on the internet is real, honest or true. Follow this polished predator and find out who gets just desserts.
Cardinal Sin: Vanity
Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jesse's modeling career is over, she finds herself prideful and not destined for sainthood. A short story in a series of seven deadly sins. Jesse has past turning fifty in a world where only beauty counts. Short Fiction, romance, literary, immigration

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Smashwords book reviews by Caroline Gerardo

  • The Fey on June 15, 2011

    Claudia is a master at dialogue. Each character's own inflection and voice mannerisms makes the narrative wing you along in this fast read. "What's important is family and friends" yeah right on Claudia. Fun fast and heavens it is FREE. Whoa Caroline Gerardo
  • The Fey on June 15, 2011

    Claudia is a master at dialogue. Each character's own inflection and voice mannerisms makes the narrative wing you along in this fast read. "What's important is family and friends" yeah right on Claudia. Fun fast and heavens it is FREE. Whoa Caroline Gerardo