About Gerald Weaver
Gerald was born in Western Pennsylvania, where he grew up with three sisters and no brothers. Gerald spoke Sicilian dialect with his grandmother who was also his nanny until he was five. He has dual citizenship, Italy and the United States. Gerald attended Yale University and Catholic University School of Law. He has worked as a lawyer, a stay-at-home-parent, a lobbyist, a teacher of Latin and English, a campaign manager, a real estate developer, a Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, and now purchases and sells Chinese antiquities. At Yale, he studied literature under Harold Bloom and fiction writing under Gordon Lish.
Gerald’s third novel, The Girl and the Sword is a captivating historical saga that will correct how we think about the role of women in history. Pauline, a formidable young woman facing religious persecution, takes the least likely path to save herself, and inadvertently shows us how a mature love can change the world. It is also a history we should already all know, of England’s first parliament and constitution, and how they were brought about . . . in the thirteenth century.
The First First Gentleman is mostly drawn from Gerald’s thirteen years in national politics and on Capitol Hill, and from a lifetime of observing national politics from a front row seat. Gerald still has many friends on Capitol Hill and in government, including a US Senator and a Presidential appointee. It is a factually accurate political thriller that punctures the cultural orthodoxy, and a love story that ends with a woman in the White House.
Gerald began to write his first novel Gospel Prism after a visit in 2010 with Marie Colvin, who was then foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times of London. Marie and Gerald had dated at university and for a few years after, and they remained lifelong friends. She told him in 2010 to: “Write the damn book.” In February of 2012 she carried the finished original manuscript to Syria on what turned out to be her last assignment. She had it in the small knapsack, which contained only survival items and which she carried through sewers and over barbed wire.
Gerald spends his time between Italy, the United Kingdom, and Bethesda, MD where he resides with his wife, Lily. He has two children, Simon and Harriet.