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 it on paper. From that exercise came her ability to infuse writing with emotion. 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. In addition to her writing for Georgia Connector, Genie’s romance novel, Act on the Heart, will soon be released by Black Opal Books.
Originally from Eatonton, Georgia, Genie makes her home in Athens and shares with her husband their joyously combined family of six children and thirteen globe-trotting grandchildren.