Gerus is a literary agent and book-development consultant.
She has been Editor-in-Chief of two publishing houses, worked
for seven major publishers, including Harlequin, Rodale,
Random House, Doubleday, John Wiley, Kensington, and Adams
Media, written articles for U.S. and Canadian magazines and
newspapers, and taught corporate communications to such clients
as IBM, Kelloggs, Mutual of Omaha, and Procter & Gamble.
In 1996, she established a thriving business
as a New York literary agent, selling publishers books on
a variety of subjects: business, history, memoirs, religion,
health, spirituality, psychology, politics, pop culture,
and women's studies.
She sold a 3-million copy health bestseller
and brought film star Esther Williams’
&Schuster. It went on to become a New York Times bestseller.
In 1999, she joined Kensington Publishing
in New York and founded TwinStreams Books, a complementary
healing imprint. Later, as Executive Editor at Citadel Press,
she acquired and edited titles on celebrity biography, self-help,
relationships, spirituality, new age, diet, Judaica, and
From 2001-August, 2002, she was Executive
Editor at Adams Media, where she published the first biography
of Laura Bush. She also published a wide range of new age,
business, self-help, and inspirational books.
She is presently working as a literary
agent and book development consultant. Among her clients
are an ex-CIA agent, three psychologists, a policewoman,
a District Attorney, an Assistant Attorney-General, a business
communications consultant, a women's safety advocate, a best-selling
psychologist,the Wall Street Journal's Soviet specialist,
a former Miss Connecticut and inspirational columnist, a
diabetes spokesperson and many more with equally fascinating