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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Georgiann Baldino  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction & Non-Fiction

Born: Waukegan, Illinois

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Baldino was born in Waukegan, Illinois, raised in Big Rock, Illinois and currently resides in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Georgiann Baldino is a keynote speaker and author. She is a member of the Illinois Speakers' Association, Naperville Writers Group and Tri-County Writers Guild. Her first-person history program brings the Civil War nursing experiences of Cornelia Hancock to life.In 2005 she partnered with a clinical social worker to develop a therapeutic journaling workshop. She currently serves as co-facilitator for this program, provided by Edward Cancer Center. Georgiann combined clinical research with her writing experience to create sessions that help participants explore their needs in a safe, nurturing environment. She regularly speaks at other organizations and libraries about ways journaling becomes self-healing.Georgiann began her career as a business writer for a Fortune 500 company. After the 9-11 terrorist attacks she worked for a county government agency editing and laying out web-based emergency response plans. Currently she continues to freelance as a professional speaker and business writer, creating web content, promotional copy, nonfiction articles and essays.Georgiann lives near Chicago with her husband and mentor, Bob. Her hobbies are gardening, yoga, and meeting people who will someday find their way into a story.


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Awards

-- *Writers Voice Award for ''The Elegy'' in 2003