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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Georgiann Baldino  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction & Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Waukegan, Illinois


-- Website -- www.asoldiersfriend.com
-- Georgiann Baldino on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=georgiann+baldino


Illinois Connection

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.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

The Nursing Home Fugitive
ISBN: B004VO2EL4

Smink Works Books. 2007

The Prodigy
ISBN: 0970136846

Hornkohl Communications. 2000

A multi-media novel about Aubrey Swann, the world's musical darling, a child born with such greatness that his mother Hattie would sacrifice anything -- absolutely anything -- to guide his growth as a performing pianist. Complete with the music Aubrey performs.

The Acts Of Judas
ISBN: 1931742847

Treble Heart Books. 2004

Mainstream suspense set against a backdrop of distrust in the Middle East. Archeologist Linda Rhodes discovers an ancient manuscript, which appears to be the work of Judas Iscariot. Before she can authenticate the relics, radicals take control of the dig site, murder a Jordanian official and steal the artifacts. Terrorists take Linda hostage and force her to translate the untold story of history's most infamous traitor.

Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
ISBN: 1435703855

lulu.com. 2015

In 2008 Illinois and the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Georgiann Baldino's book shows why the campaign has such enduring importance. In 1858 Lincoln began his campaign for the Illinois Senate seat by following Douglas around to take advantage of the crowds Douglas drew. The candidates wrangled for 21 hours on seven stages to gain support for differing views of America's future. The book is "a must for the amateur historian struggling to understand the significance of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates. Baldino draws the reader into the narrative while giving an excellent accounting of why the debates were important and still are pertinent today." Vickie Cleverley Speek, historian and author of "God Has Made Us a Kingdom" James Strang and the Midwest Mormons (Signature Books, 2006)

A Soldier's Friend: Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
ISBN: 0982809301

Pearl Editions, LLC. 2012

Cornelia Hancock did not meet Army requirements for nurses, but she managed to serve on the front lines of the American Civil War for nearly two years. Georgiann Baldino's biography provides an unforgettable look at Cornelia's struggle, first to be of service and then to survive the carnage and epidemic illnesses of the Civil War. "I don't care what anyone says," Cornelia wrote, "war is humbug. It is just put out there to see how much the privates can bear."

The Necromancer's Hand
ISBN: B003Z4K99A

Pearl Editions, LLC. 2010

Brad Wilson discovers a priceless early colonial saltbox home, but the listing Realtor refuses to show him the property. Everything about the home is authentic, except an upstairs room where half the space has been walled off. Artifacts include a Book of Shadows and a necromancer's charms.

Not deterred by superstition, Brad is determined to restore the upstairs room to its original design. He enlists the help of the local historical society. But instead of a bedroom, they open the door to a 300-year old prison.

The woman who emerges from the prison still carries the necromancer's curse. When Brad tries to free the victim, the black magic grows stronger . Even when the home is destroyed, Brad must struggle to escape the grasp of the necromancer's hand.

This dark fantasy is based on the legend of the Hand of Glory. The classic tale brings the struggle between good and evil into the 21st century.


Awards

  • Writers Voice Award for ''The Elegy'' in 2003

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Therapeutic Journaling, Last Tuesday of each month, Edward Cancer Center Living History Programs scheduled throughout the Civil War Sesquicentennial, 2010 through 2015. Please refer to her website for more information.