"Hard Pan" redirects here. For Hard Pan, California, the fictional setting of a 2007 book, see The Higher Power of Lucky. For The soil science term, see Hardpan.
Portrait of Geraldine Bonner
Geraldine Bonner (1870–1930) was an American author, born on Staten Island, New York. Her father, John Bonner was a journalist and historical writer. As a child, Geraldine Bonner moved to Colorado where she lived in mining camps. After moving to San Francisco, California, she worked at a newspaper, the Argonaut, in 1887, and subsequently. She wrote the novel Hard Pan (1900) and used the name Hard Pan as a pseudonym.