Retired journalist for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, in 2009, Gerrie Ferris-Finger won The Malice Domestic/St. Martin's Minotaur Best First Traditional Novel Competition for The End Game, released by St. Martin's Minotaur in 2010.
She grew up in Missouri, then headed further south to join the staff of the The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. There, she researched and edited the columns of humorist Lewis Gizzard and co-wrote a news column with another reporter for three years.
As a reporter, she traveled the Tobacco Roads of Georgia, Virginia, and Alabama, and the narrow, historic streets of New Orleans. She wrote about Natchez, Mississippi's unique history, Florida's diverse population, and the Outer Banks' struggle to keep the Cape Hatteras light house from toppling into the sea.
Geri's life has always been busy but she always knew when she retired, she'd write crime fiction. She covered crime for the newspaper. Real crime is sordid, with no romance or redeeming features. Justice often doesn't prevail. Real people go back to miserable lives. "In writing fiction crime," Gerrie says, "I can make the good guys winners and give the bad guys what they deserve." She lives on the coast of Georgia with her husband, Alan.