Carol Blake Gerrond

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General Information

Name: Carol Blake Gerrond

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, journalism

Born: April 9, 1933, Neponset, Illinois

Website: N/A

Email: waynecar@mchsi or

Illinois Connection

Gerrond is a columnist and special feature writer for Star Courier of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

I'm a lifelong Midwesterner with a love for homemaking, teaching, and writing. I'm a graduate of Illinois State University with a double major in speech and English, and a minor in library science. I taught in these fields for 27 years, and substituted in them for 18 more, plus I spent several years as granny-nanny for my 3 granddaughters.

I've been married to Wayne Gerrond for 56 years. We have 3 children and 3 grandchildren, and usually a couple of granddogs, plus a cat or two.

Gerrond's other works include:

Children's Serial:

  • Hideout in Bishop Hill (Kewanee Star Courier) Release Date: 2006


  • The Right Night for Rosie (Plays, The Drama Magazine for Young People) Release Date: January/February 2000

Magazine Article:

  • Ag Boys of '55 Reunite in the Year 2000: Successful Farming Release Date: November, 2000

Short Stories:

  • Woman's World Magazine - 16 short fiction stories from 1983-2006

Newspaper Columns and Feature Stories:

  • Kewanee Star Courier - 2006-To Present

Published Works

Heartstorm, Zondervan, 1986

Shadows and Secrets, Avalon, 1992

Don't Say Love, Avalon, 1992

Speaking of Love, Avalon, 1994

Everything They Ever Wanted, Avalon, 1998

Shadows of the Heart, Avalon, 1999

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0310476011
Release Date: 1987-03

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Speaking of Love (Avalon Career Romances)

ISBN: 0803490410
Release Date: 1994-04-01

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Everything They Ever Wanted (Avalon Romance)

ISBN: 0803492944
Release Date: 1998-06

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Carol Blake Gerrond on WorldCat

Carol Blake Gerrond on Amazon


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