Geraldine Bonner

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Geraldine Bonner (1870–1930) was an American author, born on Staten Island, New York. Her father, John Bonner was a journalist and historical writer.[1] 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.

Bonner wrote short stories which were published in Collier's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, Harper's Monthly, and Lippincott's.


  • Tomorrow's Tangle, (1902)
  • The Pioneer, (1905)
  • The Castlecourt Diamond Case, (1906)
  • The Book of Evelyn, (1913)
  • The Girl at Central, (1914)
  • The Black Eagle Mystery, (1916)
  • Treasure and Trouble Therewith, (1917)
  • Miss Maitland, Private Secretary, (1919)

Along with Elmer Blaney Harris, she wrote the play Sham in 1908. Along with Harry Hutcheson Boyd, she wrote the play Sauce for the Goose in 1909.


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