Oddities And Endings; The Collected Stories of Kathie Giorgio, was released in June of 2016 by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company! Comprised of 40 short stories, this collection will show you the full force of Giorgio’s flexible literary muscle. There are characters who choose to live with an iguana instead of a spouse, who use their lunch hours to seek out dead birds for burial in a private back-yard cemetery, who buy new answering machines and find existing messages, and much more. From light to dark to funny to serious to change-your-life to change-the-world, these stories will leave you mesmerized and satisfied. The majority have appeared in literary magazines, but there are a few never-seen-before that will only appear in this collection. This is Giorgio’s fifth book.
Also in 2016, Main Street Rag Publishing Company released an anthology titled, It’s About Time. Giorgio served as guest editor and selected all of the poems, short stories and short memoir for the anthology.
Giorgio’s fourth book, a novel titled Rise From The River, was released by the Main Street Rag Publishing Company on April 1, 2015 and debuted at Carroll University, where Kathie was serving as Visiting Author. Her first three books, two novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks and Learning To Tell (A Life)Time, and a short story collection, Enlarged Hearts, were also released by MSR. Clocks received the Outstanding Achievement award by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee and was nominated for the Paterson Fiction Award. Lifetime, the sequel to Clocks, debuted to a standing-room only audience of over 200 people at the 2013 Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, where Kathie was the welcoming Keynote. Hearts was selected as one of the 99 Summer Must-Reads by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 2012, and River appeared on this same list in 2015.
Giorgio’s short stories and poems have appeared in over 100 literary magazines and in many anthologies. Her short story, Half-Dressed, published in Deep Water Literary Magazine, was nominated for the 2014 Write Well Award, sponsored by the Silver Pen Writers Association. She’s been nominated for the Million Writer Award and for the Best of the Net anthology and has been interviewed for articles in Poets & Writers magazine. She is the director and founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, an international creative writing studio.
You can find where her new stories and poems will be appearing by clicking on Publications and scrolling down to Accepted and Upcoming. Personal appearances can be found on the Appearances page.