More About the Author
Caroline AKA Caroline Gerardo Barbeau or C.G. as friends call her was born in Cincinnati Ohio.
She was raised in a large Catholic family, by a father with the wanderlust for the next physicist project and mother who was to become the support of the family as a school psychologist. Her parents moved five children to Louisiana, Ohio, Indiana, Boston, Pennsylvania and finally California.
She received her Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from Scripps College dual Major Art and Literature, and a Master of Fine Arts from Claremont Graduate University.
Caroline lives half time in Wyoming and California with her children.
Caroline has awards for her poetry and flash fiction.
She writes seven days a week and also enjoys photography, painting, gardening, gourmet cooking, and investing. Caroline's photographs and poetry have received national attention.
Toxic Assets is a fictional story about the lavish lifestyles of the banking industry of the past told from inside. It is in the financial thriller genre, but is also literary thriller. Imagine you could change the tide of Wall Street and the mortgage meltdown if you were there. Fraud, romance and murder drive the story with an amazing female heroine at the center.
The Lucky Boy is a dark coming of age novel. It is Caroline's recent publication. The Lucky Boy is a tale of a young man's journey from Pennsylvania to California. He is abused at home. The parents send him to live with his Grandmother. When Grandmother dies, Seth runs away and begins a life of crime. He arranges illegal fights for betting money, sells his mother's prescription drugs, and steals from those in his pathway. An event will pull him up by his boots to survive. The pace of the adventure story is fast. The Lucky Boy is Trangressive Fiction. Seth suffers from ADHD or ADD in a time when there was no diagnosis or treatment for the problem. This is literary fiction written in beats.
Short stories: Greed, Vanity, Lust, Granny Magic, Willow Green,
Ghostwriter of other novels.
A Few Recent Publications:
Midwestern Gothic Spring 2012, One Stop Poetry 2011, The Potomac 2011, Scapegoat Review October 2011, Sleet Magazine Spring 2011, Negativesucks Magazine May 2011, and Narrative Magazine 2011
Blogger on Blogit since 1999 as: the_loanlady
Caroline is active on twitter as http://twitter.com/cgbarbeau/
Caroline is working on her next novel, Eco-Terrorist a thriller about water rights set in Wyoming and a poetry/digital interactive project about The Last Willow Flycatcher