C.D. Gerard . . . is a New-England born, California raised, Minnesota resident. She has a master’s degree in literature and taught literature and composition in various colleges throughout Southern California and Minnesota.
Her love of the written word started when she began writing poetry at the age of 10. She won the Ina Coolbrith prize for poetry in 2006. In 2012, she decided to pursue her dream of writing a novel. Her contemporary romance novel “Because You’re the First” was published that year.
Her love of Jane Austen began in college. She has made several presentations to community groups, including the Jane Austen Society, on Austen and her novels. After enjoying Austen Fan Fiction for years, she decided she wanted to write one. Her goal was to develop some of Austen’s less known and celebrated characters. Since her favorite is “Sense and Sensibility,” she focused on it, coming up with “Mrs. Dashwood Returns,” and its sequel “The Daughters of Delaford.” She is currently working on a series of Austen novellas. Her first one “Becoming Sir Thomas,” was released in 2018.
She lives with her husband of 25 years and her daughter in the Twin Cities. She is an avid reader of classic and historical fiction and history. Along with writing, she enjoys knitting and crocheting, drawing, and making jewelry.