Geraldine Solon (Moderator)

Bestselling and award-winning author, Geraldine Solon is known for her heartfelt, gripping stories and distinct characters. At an early age of eight, Geraldine who grew up in the Philippines wrote poems, essays and short stories, and often daydreamed in class instead of paying attention to her teachers. While she set her childhood hobby aside to focus on other ventures, Geraldine found that writing stories provided her true solace and calmed her restless nature.

Two decades later and now living in the San Francisco Bay area, Geraldine entertained the idea of writing again and decided to turn her hobby into a career. In 2011, Geraldine launched her debut novel, Love Letters which reached the overall Top 100 Amazon Bestseller List. The novel won various awards including the 2011 Beach Book Festival for the Romance category. An independent producer fell in love with Love Letters and optioned the book for film. Being the relentless author that she is, Geraldine released six more novels and a marketing guide-book for authors. Her books focus on deep core relationships and the human condition. Geraldine writes Romance, Women’s fiction, Mystery, Suspense and Psychological Thrillers.

To add a feather to her cap, Geraldine who loves art and film also writes screenplays. Aside from writing, Geraldine speaks at events and teaches workshops for aspiring writers. She also served as Treasurer, Event Planner and Vice President for the California Writers Club Fremont Chapter. Geraldine was also the previous Managing Editor of fashion and lifestyle magazine, Gastronomique en Vogue.
When she’s not writing, Geraldine enjoys traveling, reading books, watching movies and island hopping. Her latest project is to promote literacy by building libraries in remote areas of third world countries called, A Library for Hope.


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