KATHIE GIORGIO is the critically acclaimed author of six novels, The Home For Wayward Clocks (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2011), Learning To Tell (A Life)Time (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2013), Rise From The River (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2015), In Grace’s Time (Black Rose Writing 2017), If You Tame Me (Black Rose Writing 2019), and All Told (Austin Macauley USA 2022), two story collections, Enlarged Hearts (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2012) and Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories Of Kathie Giorgio (The Main Street Rag Publishing Company 2016), a collection of essays, Today’s Moment Of Happiness Despite The News; A Year Of Spontaneous Essays (Black Rose Writing 2018), two poetry chapbooks, True Light Falls In Many Forms (Finishing Line Press 2016) and When You Finally Said No (Finishing Line Press 2019) and a full-length poetry book, No Matter Which Way You Look, There Is More To See (Finishing Line Press 2020). In September 2022, a poetry chapbook, Olivia In Five, Seven, Five; Autism In Haiku, was just released by Finishing Line Press. In March 2023, Giorgio’s seventh novel, Hope Always Rises, will be released by Moonshine Cove Press.
Giorgio’s short stories and poems have appeared in countless literary magazines and anthologies. Her short story, Snapdragon, was performed on stage for the Stories On Stage series at Su Teatro theatre in Boulder, Colorado. Her poem, Harvest Moon, appeared in the Poetry Leaves exhibit in 2020 in Waterford, Michigan. She’s been nominated in both fiction and poetry for the Pushcart Prize, the Write Well Award, the Million Writer Award, and for both fiction and poetry for the Best of the Net Anthology. Her novel The Home For Wayward Clocks won the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Her novel In Grace’s Time was runner-up in fiction in the 2017 Maxy Award and the second place winner of the 2017 Silver Pen Award For Literary Excellence. Her novel If You Tame Me won second place in the Women’s Fiction category of the Pencraft Awards For Literary Excellence and runner up in the Eric Hoffer Award for fiction. Her poem “Light” won runner-up in the 2021 Rosebud Magazine Poetry Prize. Her poem “Again” won first prize in the Wisconsin Writers Association’s Jade Ring contest in 2020.
In a recent column, Jim Higgins, the books editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, listed Giorgio as one of the top 21 Wisconsin writers of the 21st century.
Giorgio is the director/founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, an international creative writing studio. She lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, with her husband, mystery writer Michael Giorgio, her daughter Olivia who is finishing her first novel, two cats named Muse and Edgar Allen Paw, and an eccentric dog named Ursula after Ursula Le Guin. She has three adult children, Christopher, Andy, and Katie, a lovely daughter-in-law, Amber, a great son-in-law, Nick, and the best granddaughter in the world, Maya Mae.