About Me

"I hope you are happy and trying to do right. I will write as often as I can."
-- Lucy Mead Parce, Oct. 19, 1878
Source: "The Parce Letters, Voices From the Past"

Head and shoulders images of Gerri Bauer

idea of a perfect day always includes a book, preferably one with a happy ending.
 She writes historical fiction set in small towns filled with people of faith and values, and short stories that explore the importance of community, connection, and human dignity. Learn more about her Persimmon Hollow Legacy books at online sites, and read her nonromance short stories on Goodreads and Fictionaut.

A native of New York City, Gerri found her own small-town haven in Florida many years ago. She lives with her husband, spoils her cats, keeps tabs on a far-flung extended family, and gets out into the garden when possible, although the plants question her dedication.

Gerri has a B.A. in English from Stetson University, where, before her retirement, she had a day job in social media and online marketing. She has an associate's degree in Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology. (There was a 38-year-gap between the awarding of the two degrees.)

A former journalist who always wanted to write about local history instead of local government, she edited The Parce Letters: Voices From the Past, a collection of primary sources on Florida pioneers. Her article "Piety's Quilts: Stitching Family and Fabric in South Moon Under" was published in the 2018 edition of The Journal of Florida Literature.

Gerri blogs about pioneer life because she's fascinated by how people lived in earlier times. She also shares her space-geek husband Pete's enthusiasm for our final frontier, which helps her remember she doesn't live in the 19th century. 

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