Georgiann Baldino

Fiction Writer

Village of Lakewood, IL 60014

Author's Bio

Georgiann Baldino has been publishing fiction and nonfiction since 2004, primarily concerning the American Civil War era. Her 2018 book, A Family and Nation Under Fire, from Kent State University Press is a collection of previously unpublished journals and correspondence between Maj. William Medill, 8th Illinois Cavalry, and older brother Joseph, one of the influential owners of the Chicago Tribune. It was selected as a finalist for the Foreword Magazine, Inc. Book of the Year Awards for 2018 in the Adult Nonfiction category. Her newest release, Glory for the Brave, was a finalist in Bob Rich’s 2018 Book Edit Contest.

Publications & Prizes

A Family and Nation Under Fire (Kent State University Press, 2018)
The Nursing Home Fugitive (Smink Works Books, 2007)
The Acts of Judas (Treble Heart Books, 2004)
Prizes won: 
  1. Glory for the Brave, Finalist in the Dr. Bob Rich Editing Contest, 2018. 
  2. Foreword Magazine, Inc. Book of the Year Awards 2018 INDIES Finalist (Adult Nonfiction) A Family and Nation Under Fire, Kent State University Press. 
  3. “The Elegy,” Writer’s Voice Award, November 2003, Honorable Mention. 
  4. SWF Seeks Caring Relationship, Eileen Heckart Drama For Seniors Competition, Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute, June 2003, Three-act Play selected for the catalog.
  5. “Therapeutic Journaling” Dana Literary Society, March 2006.
  6. “The Elegy,” Lunch Hour Stories, 2006 Short Story Contest, Honorable Mention.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Henry & June by Anais Nin, The Best Creative Nonfiction by Editor Lee Gutkind, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer and Barrows

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Big Rock, IL
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Last update: Aug 16, 2019