Geraldine "Geri" Guadagno, born in California and raised in Mountain View. After graduating from San Jose State University, she worked in finance. She left this career (with a lead parachute) to pursue her lifelong dream of writing for children. Eventually, she also left California for Texas. Through course work, conferences and workshops, including those of the Highlights Foundation and SCBWI, Geri was first published in a Catholic children's magazine (2006). St. Joseph's Story, her first book, is also being sold in the UK and Australia. Her second picture book, Irene the Elephant, was published by New City Press in 2012. Five Steps to Facing Suffering is her third book: the first for "grown-ups".
Visit her website: geriguadagno.com