Friends and family call Caroline Gerardo C.G. She was born Cincinnati Ohio.
C.G.’s father was a Portuguese Nuclear Physicist. He married an Irish Catholic girl he met in Philadelphia. He worked on heat shields, bomb projects and had the family of five children moving just about every other year. Her mother, Annmarie wanted to be an opera star, but she settled upon teaching to supplement the family income.
Before she was nine, she lived in Boston, Indianapolis, Philadelphia and Radnor. The family moved to West Covina California in 1970. She worked to pay to attend Bishop Amat High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Literature and Fine Art from Scripps College and an MFA from Claremont Graduate School.
C. G. worked for Great Western then merged to Washington Mutual Bank for twenty years in various levels of the mortgage banking operation.
She has two wonderful children Blair Barbeau and Carson Barbeau. They live with two dogs, and various turtles in Laguna Niguel California.