Genie Smith Bernstein began writing by falling out of the sky. After safely landing an airplane whose engine failed, she was unable to talk about the experience until capturing her emotions on paper. That exercise led to her ability to infuse writing with emotion.
Originally from Eatonton, Georgia, Genie writes in an authentic southern voice. She makes her home in Athens and shares with her husband their joyously combined family of six children and fourteen globe-trotting grandchildren.
Genie is a featured columnist for Georgia Connector, Georgia's premier regional quarterly magazine. Awarded South Carolina’s “Carrie McCray Literary Award for Non-Fiction,” her work was also selected to appear in four volumes of “O, Georgia!” anthologies of Georgia’s newest and most promising writers.”
Genie’s novel of Romantic Intrigue, Act on the Heart, is now available, plus a compilation of her personal essays, Skating on the Septic Tank. Both are published by Black Opal Books.