C. D. "Cyndee" Gerard is a New-England born, California raised resident of Minnesota.  She has a Master's Degree in literature and taught literature and composition in various colleges throughout Southern California and Minnesota.

Her first love as a child was poetry.  She won the Ina Coolbrith prize for poetry in 2006.  After leaving California during the 2009 recession, she decided to pursue her dream of writing a novel.   Her first novel "Because You're the First," was published in 2012.

She has resided in the Twin Cities area since 2010.  Married 30 years to her husband Tony, she has a son and a daughter. 

You can contact Cyndee at girlwiththebook2012@gmail.com