Gerri Russell has done it all when it comes to writing; she’s worked as a broadcast journalist, newspaper reporter, magazine columnist, technical writer and editor, instructional designer, which all finally led her to follow her heart’s desire of being a romance novelist. Gerri is an award-winning and bestselling author of twenty novels and two novellas. You can find her most days splitting her time between writing adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in the twelfth to seventeenth century Scotland and fun and flirty contemporary novels set in the Pacific Northwest. A two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award and winner of the American Title II competition sponsored by RT BOOKreviews Magazine, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three mischievous black cats.
2023: Gerri signs a three-book deal with Tule Publishing for Book 5, 6, and 7 in the Guardians of the Isles series.
2021: Gerri signs a one-book deal with Tule Publishing for Book 4 in the Guardians of the Isles series.
2020: Gerri signs a three-book deal with Tule Publishing for the Guardians of the Isles series.
2019: Gerri signs a two-book deal with Tule Publishing for books 4 & 5 in the All the King’s Men series.
2018: Gerri signs a three-book deal with Tule Publishing for the All the King’s Men series.
2015: Gerri publishes her first contemporary romance, Flirting with Felicity, and becomes an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author.
2013: Gerri signs a three-book deal with Amazon Montlake for The Highland Bachelors series.
2013: Gerri is elected to the Romance Writers of America Board of Directors.
2011: The Stones of Destiny series and the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templar series are released in e-book format with new covers.
2008: Gerri’s first book, The Warrior Trainer, is nominated for RT BOOKreviews Magazine Best First Historical Romance.
2007: in January, Gerri’s book The Warrior Trainer debuts at the Bellevue Arts Museum with over 300 people in attendance.
2006: Gerri wins the American Title II Competition sponsored by RT BOOKreviews Magazine and Dorchester Publishing with her book The Warrior Trainer.
Gerri is a former Journalist.
Gerri holds a BA in Journalism from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.
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Gerri in the News
~ Gerri interviewed author Diana Gabaldon in the November 2009 issue of RT BOOKreviews Magazine. Read the interview.
Gerri appreciates all the requests for photographs for press use. The following photos are available for download in both mac (.sit) and pc (.zip) formats. All images are jpgs; pixel dimensions denote height. Please let Gerri know where you post your article so we can link to it. Thanks.
Please credit Barbara Roser Photography for when using photos.
Gerri wants to support your book club with free promotional items from her books, including bookmarks, pens, romance trading cards, or any other goodies she has! Please make sure to tell Gerri how many readers are in your group. Or if you are an individual reader, you can get promotional items as well! All offers while supplies last.
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