Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Georgia still lives there. While she could do without temperatures below 30 degrees or above 80, she loves her little section of Upstate. Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, wine country…it’s lush and beautiful and home. The change of seasons makes her happy and fall is her very favorite.

Georgia has written all her life. Short stories. Journals. Newspaper articles. Words have always been an important part of her world. Numbers hate her and high school math made her cry, but words have always come easy. Her mother still has a second grade report card that states, “Georgia likes to tell stories,” as well as, “Georgia spells above her grade level.” While she never considered writing fiction as a career, looking back, it kind of makes sense.

Photo by Yasmin Jung, 2017
Photo by Yasmin Jung, 2017

Suspense novels and thrillers are Georgia’s go-to reading material, so maybe the most surprising thing about her writing career is the genre she writes. She’s a late-comer to romance in general, but lesbian romance won her heart immediately. She loves writing about love, about the journey of falling in love, and about all the obstacles along the way. Her first book, Turning the Page, was published in 2000, and she has published romance novels steadily ever since. When people ask if she’d ever write anything else (and they ask often), she shrugs, smiles, and says, “I love romance.”

When not writing, Georgia watches tons of TV (where she often finds inspiration for her novels), has found unexpected enjoyment in going to the gym, and constantly gushes all over her miniature Australian Shepherd, Finley, who is her love and her heart. She enjoys movies and volunteers on the programming committee for ImageOut, Rochester’s annual LGBTQ film festival. Lately, she has begun taking classes to learn about her newfound passion for wine. She loves the theatre—on Broadway and locally, and baking makes her happy.