KATHIE GIORGIO is the critically acclaimed author of three novels, two story collections and a poetry chapbook. Her fourth novel will be released in fall of 2017. Her first novel, The Home For Wayward Clocks, received the Outstanding Achievement award by the Wisconsin Library Association and was nominated for the Paterson Fiction Award. Learning to Tell (A Life)Time debuted at the 2013 Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, where Kathie was the welcoming Keynote. The story collection, Enlarged Hearts, was selected for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 99 Summer Must-Reads by in 2012. Rise From The River debuted at Carroll University, where Kathie was serving as Visiting Author. River was on several “Must-read” lists during the summer of 2015. Oddities & Endings; The Collected Stories of Kathie Giorgio, was selected for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s 100 Must Reads for the Summer list. Giorgio’s short stories and poems have appeared in countless literary magazines and anthologies. She’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, the Write Well Award, the Million Writer Award, and for the Best of the Net Anthology. Giorgio’s teaching career spans 21 years. She is the director/founder of AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop, an international creative writing studio located in Waukesha, Wisconsin.