Words spilling out for local author

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:07 AM.

Gerald said she writes pretty much every day, “almost non-stop” until the current work she is slaving over is finished.

Gerald has had such periods of artistic inspiration before.

While living in the Bahamas she took up painting, though she knew little about brushwork or canvas before picking up a brush and paint.

“Painting was the same thing as the writing,” Gerald said. “I started painting and it was day and night; I must have painted 200 paintings and some those paintings sold well,” Gerald said.

A stint as president of the Friends of the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park provided added spark.

“That gave me a little confidence, getting out and meeting people and being part of that organization,” Gerald said. “That really helped.”

So, with four books behind her, including a mystery set in Rosemary Beach in Walton County, Gerald is moving on the next tome – which will surely come as easy as the first four.

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