Georgiann Baldino

Biography

Author Georgiann Baldino writes about real people caught up in great events. Her published works span a number categories, including suspense, historical fiction and a travelogue. Characters captivate her, and she tells their stories regardless of genre. Reviewers praise her writing as “wonderfully well-written and entertaining" and "heartwarming" and "riveting."
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Smashwords Interview

What is your newest release?
'An Imperfect Union' shows the American Civil War through the eyes of two real people, a surgeon and volunteer nurse. The first person is Dr. Frederick Dudley, who held a variety of medical positions for the Army of the Potomac from August 23, 1862, until May 31, 1865. Most of that time he served as a regimental surgeon for the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, which fought in some of the conflict’s worst battles.
The second main character of the book is volunteer nurse Cornelia Hancock, whose introduction to warfare came in the aftermath of the deadliest battle, Gettysburg. Cornelia adapted to harsh conditions better than most volunteers and continued to serve in field hospitals for nearly two years.
During the Civil War, medicine was emerging from the Dark Ages, but new research prompted some doctors to question therapies in use. The need to wash hands and sterilize instruments did not become known until until it was too late for men wounded in battle. Doctors did not understand the roles bacteria, viruses or insects played. Their cures were ineffective or even harmful. The Civil War’s staggering death toll transformed the practice of medicine, as surely as it transformed hearts and minds.
Fred and Cornelia relied on each other to get through the War’s darkest days. As fighting dragged on, Fred battled disease and surgical complications while Cornelia also fought against the injustice of slavery.
Living through the ordeal created spiritual and emotional bonds. However, like many veterans, Fred and Cornelia found it hard to return to civilian life. After fighting ended, healing hearts and minds was more difficult than they imagined. 'An Imperfect Union' shows two people, serving side-by-side and struggling to do their duty.

The launch date is October 15, 2015, and readers can preview and pre-order a copy on Smashwords, Apple ibooks, Kobo or Barnes & Noble.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Three of my novels were published by small presses, which proved I was on the right track with my writing. But the process of finding a traditional publisher and waiting for royalties was disappointing. Then publishers and agents started to cut back, so it seemed natural to take advantage of the growing interest in ebooks, eliminate the gatekeepers and control my own fate. It's a great time to be a writer because of access to social media and self-publishing. Rather than spend time and money sending out queries, I polish and publish. Then let readers decide which stories they love.
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Books

An Imperfect Union
Series: Civil War Nurses. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,740. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
'Imperfect Union' is a timeless story of love and survival during the American Civil War, based on the real-life experiences of a doctor and nurse, who served at some of the worst battlefields. When caring for sick and wounded soldiers, Cornelia Hancock and Fred Dudley comfort and support each other. Author Baldino transforms battles and skirmishes into an inspiring work of fiction.
Elegy
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Roger Nordquist hasn’t seen his mother in forty years, but suddenly gets a call, telling him that she listed him as next of kin. Roger never expected to have any news—but now hears the words ‘stage-four cancer.’ Despite compelling reasons to turn his back, Roger brings his estranged mother home.
Fantasy Boxed Set: Four Complete Novellas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,490. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This boxed set challenges readers to go on four fantastic journeys. Enter a priceless colonial saltbox home with a three-hundred-year old curse. Find a key that opens every door and leads to your worst nightmare. Glimpse the future, at your own risk. Gaze into an antique mirror and face unintended consequences.
Leslie and Me and Baby Makes—
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Liz and Leslie are addicted to one another, but they are not ready to be parents. When Liz becomes pregnant, what to choose and who should make the choice are insurmountable obstacles. Past, present and future add complexity. The dilemma tears them apart, and no one wins. The decision isn't pretty or smart or reassuring, but ultimately it’s the right one for them.
Unintended Consequences
Series: Novellas, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Marnee Calderwood inherits a valuable antique mirror but she sees unnerving reflections in it. Ownership brings a host of unintended consequences. Selling it brings even greater problems—for her, the antique dealer and customers who want to own it. Just being near the mirror makes people lose confidence. It takes a strong person to look at the mirror's reflection.
Journal of a Cavalry Bugler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,060. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » War
When Fort Sumter falls, nineteen-year-old Charlie Dickey convinces his father to let him join the Union army. The story traces Charlie’s Civil War service in the 4th Illinois Cavalry as General Sherman’s bugler, member of General Grant’s escort and fighting alongside African American troops.
Three Brothers in Arms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » War
In the American Civil War soldiers joined regiments with family and friends. Men went into battle surrounded by fellows they knew, trusted and loved. But in battles like Shiloh, which is depicted in this story, some units lost a third of their men. This story gives a personal account of what it was like for these "Brothers in Arms."
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
If a tree falls in a forest and someone hears it, does the tree have an effect? When does watching break the rules? In Georgiann's short story a falling tree interacts with its observer and changes her in a profound way. The boundaries between sight, sounds and reality fall apart. Author Georgiann Baldino reworks the old philosophy question—this time with the tree in charge.
The Color of Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bill Langston has an uncanny ability to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s lying. Over the years as a private investigator, Bill honed a talent for bringing truth into focus. He’s especially good at knowing when someone lies. When asked to investigate Sylvia Trent's death, however, sorting out all the lies becomes the ultimate challenge.
The Promise: Happiness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Furniture, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
Companies with products to sell make all kinds of promises, hoping to snare potential buyers. Author Georgiann Baldino shows how one family took an implied promise of happiness at face value then worked hard to make all their wishes come true. Join Georgiann as she traces one family's success over 60 years.
Biography of an Heirloom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Care & restoration, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Do-it-yourself / general
Nine years after the wedding a bride wants to reuse her wedding gown to make a christening dress for her unborn daughter. After so long, the condition of the fabric is a concern. Fortunately the bride preserved it well. Re-using satin brocade brings a beautiful fabric out of a closet and puts it to good use. In the process, author Georgiann Baldino learns about the importance of tradition.
Crosses, Cannons & Coffins
Series: Civil War Nurses. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In Crosses, Cannons & Coffins author Georgiann Baldino brings a little-known, but true, story to readers, a human account of Civil War service rendered by Sisters of Mercy. Relatively few records exist from women who served as nurses in America's Civil War. Few historians include women nurses in their manuscripts. Nuns served under battlefield conditions unnerving even for veteran officers.
Eat. You'll feel better.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
World War II memories define Mrs. Drazner’s life. A loving husband, Henri, helped her live through the mayhem, but now she’s a widow, struggling to get by alone. A school girl living upstairs in Mrs. D’s building faces problems of her own. Bullies make Betsy’s life unbearable, and she contemplates suicide—but then Mrs. D offers Betsy a way to survive.
Foeman Worthy of his Steel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Abraham Lincoln was an unlikely politician, and yet his 1858 candidacy for the U.S. Senate changed the direction America was headed. This novel excerpt puts readers into the crowds during his first debate with Stephen Douglas and allows them to hear the heated clash of opinions and negative campaigning. This campaign catapulted Lincoln into the national spotlight.
Haunting 101
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being a ghost is tough. Spiritual guides are currently under siege, too busy to help everyone who dies. When I passed, no one came—no mentor, personal trainer, not even another disembodied spirit with a word of advice. I'm on my own, a self-made ghost and don't mind saying I'm struggling. Thus far, I haven’t found my way. And yet the urge to go 'bump in the night' is impossible to resist.
In Hospital and Camp
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
This historical romance is set against the backdrop of carnage during the American Civil War. Any woman who wanted to nurse soldiers on battlefields faced severe criticism. Officials said women would faint at gory sights. The prospect of women caring for men outside of their immediate families shocked Victorian society. Only women with unshakable convictions managed to serve.
Family Ties
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » General
When Lyle Stewart gets called home for a family conference, he is so distracted he nearly runs down a hiker. Marsha Patterson is shaken but escapes serious harm. Though Lyle and Marsha have not met before they share unspoken bonds. Both of their mothers left their fathers when they were small. Though the experiences are different, the need for family ties pulls them together.
The Mission
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
When a homeless woman and child show up in the alleyway, Max is captivated by the child. The little one stares at him with the most amazing gray eyes Max ever saw. He's not supposed to help them. In fact, if he lets them in the warehouse, he risks losing his job as night watchman. Then he'll be out on the street, too, and yet, Max cannot turn his back on the homeless child.
First Offense
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
You didn't mean things to go so far. You didn't expect the man to put up a fight. But it'll be okay. All you have to do is stick to your story. Don't volunteer anything. And always remember: You have the right to remain silent.
Primal Instincts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a global pandemic strikes, healthy men and women are quarantined to become breeding stock. Other survivors sacrifice everything to support the breeders. It takes several generations to rebuild and repopulate Earth. In the process personal freedoms are suppressed. Everyone works for the common good—except Alex, who finds his primal instincts impossible to resist.
The Place of Forgiveness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
In 1905 the Mezquita-Catedral showed serious weakness in a large part of its structure. When the state restored extensive portions of the foundation’s underpinning, workers unearthed a lead canister. Tucked inside was an ancient manuscript, regarding an Inquisition of a man called Apuleius Balcoin. The proceedings began as normal, but torture did not work on this suspect.
Confessions of a Mind-body Junkie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,500. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
Cancer patients who want to become valuable members of their healthcare teams can turn personal stories into the stuff of legend. If they write down heroic actions and failures, they transform upheaval into stories they can handle, stories with better outcomes, or stories that teach lessons. Baldino's book covers what she has learned from hanging around heroic cancer survivors.
Identity Thief
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Ian and his buddies, Joel and Alex, confront the local gang leader, they rescue Joel’s girlfriend, but Ian collapses in an apparent mental breakdown. Now the gang leader has a new scheme — steal Ian’s identity and get back onto the streets. In Baldino's paranormal short story, the reader struggles with Ian as he continues to protect his friends.
Candidate Lincoln, a novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,880. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
What brought Abraham Lincoln to the forefront of American politics? It wasn't his appearance or experience or financial backing. Lincoln was an unlikely politician, and yet his candidacy for the U.S. Senate changed the direction America was headed. Candidate Lincoln puts readers into the crowds during his 1858 campaign and allows them to hear the heated clash of opinions and negative campaigning.
Laughter, the Best Medicine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Carl Wiggins was a professional dancer until he got trampled at a Madonna concert. His dancing days are over, but show business is in his blood. He trains another dancer as a Madonna impersonator. Just when the act attracts a few bookings, his star starts making demands. When he tries to bring her back in line, she teaches him that laughter is the best medicine.
Do-over
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Pamela Hollingsworth crashes her car, she gets trapped in a spiritual void. She wants to go back and do her life over. Problem is, she never paid attention to spiritual matters and doesn't know how to ask. The Creator gives Pam a second chance—but not the kind she expects. Author Georgiann Baldino's short fiction shows all near-death experiences are not the same.
Augusta Boulevard Fortuneteller
Series: Novellas, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What harm can it do to glimpse the future? Researcher Grace Matthews watches customers cross the Augusta Boulevard fortuneteller's threshold but then never come out. Does the fortuneteller reassure customers or prey on them? Forces she doesn't understand and cannot control draw Grace inside to a fate she never imagined.
Easy Money
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mr. Sheffner works hard all his life and lives frugally. He counts each pension check and stashes the cash under a loose floorboard. When a home invader tells the old man to give up his money or his life, Mr. Sheffner hesitates one moment too long. Greed leads to murder, and nothing comes easy. Baldino turns storytelling upside down and tells this short story from the viewpoint of the motive.
Journalistic Integrity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Investigative Reporter Clay Astair does whatever it takes to make headlines, including fabricating the news. When he resigns amid allegations of deceit, authorities have no choice but to reopen the investigation into the death of Bea Wallace. Her grieving widower Henry now must face unanswered questions about the real cause of her death.
The Acts of Judas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,520. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Archaeologist Linda Rhodes discovers an ancient manuscript, which appears to be the work of Judas Iscariot. Before she can authenticate the relics, terrorists take control of the dig site, murder a Jordanian official and steal the artifacts. The drama is set against the backdrop of Middle East distrust before and after the 9-11 attack on the U.S.
Digital Voices of the gods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jove yearns for ancient times when the gods and mankind worked together. Minerva remembers the past differently. She knows mortals are an ungrateful lot. Nevertheless Jove reaches out to a young man named Dennis. At first it seems Minerva was right. Dennis wears earbuds, and his music drowns Jove out until the god speaks through the music player. Baldino updates ancient myth for modern readers.
Earth Doctor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A lifetime of preparation goes into Kenyon Hart's field test. When he collects samples, the results will either make or break his reputation as an environmental scientist. He is confident they have managed to undo years of pollution. Yet he wishes he could go back and do this project over. In the process of helping a dying lake, the Earth doctor discovers a way to reclaim his own life.
Underemployed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Business, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Chuck Rollins searched for a job for more than a year. The only thing he could get was a position as a commissioned salesman. He tries desperately, but it's impossible to meet the quota. So he's in danger of losing his job again. It's enough to make anyone crazy. Then he learns how Mohammed Ali visualized success. Following Ali's example, Rollins discovers how not to lose.
Displaced
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
Armed conflict captured international headlines, but most correspondents failed to cover the plight of refugees. What was it like for millions of Bosnians and Croatians who were driven from their homes? How does a family stand up to armed marauders? Baldino's short fiction dramatizes bravery at its finest.
The Nature Sanctuary Murder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Amy's classmates don't include her in their sex games. That's okay. The in-crowd has problems of their own. After high school, things turn deadly. A jock is murdered and his body dumped in a nature sanctuary. Police investigators destroy nesting sites for endangered grassland birds. That's more than Amy can take. When another man is killed, Amy won't rest until the murderer is stopped.
The Necromancer's Hand
Series: Novellas, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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 with half the space walled off. When Brad tears down the partition, he unwittingly releases a 300-year old curse.
Kodak Moments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Boxes of old slides find new life when they become a computer slide show. Ron watches the parade and recaptures those precious Kodak moments. Georgiann Baldino's short story recalls a simpler time and the joy of precious memories.
Harmony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
When Aubrey Swann walks in Madame Fattora's side door for composition lessons, he enters a world of imagination. She insists he learn proper rules of harmony, but the outside world makes even stronger demands. Georgiann Baldino's short fiction captures the joy and difficulty of creativity while the main character comes of age.
The Prodigy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,700. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Aubrey Swann catapults onto the concert stage at age four and soon becomes the world's musical darling. Much later, during his transition to mature artist, Aubrey composes his own survival. How does life history shape the creative process? How does art shape an artist? Baldino explores tough questions from a child's point of view.
Lincoln-Douglas, Debating the Future of a Nation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The final dramatic debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas helped redefine America's democracy. Author Georgiann Baldino sets the stage for a clash of political titans.
Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a country lawyer, and few people knew who he was. Yet he entered the Illinois Senate race to oppose Stephen A. Douglas over the expansion of slavery. The repercussions of their debates shook political foundations all the way to Washington. Lincoln's platform helped redefine American Democracy. Criss-cross Illinois with this book and retrace the dramatic campaign
Rewriting Myself
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
Before you blog. After you Tweet. Rewrite an upheaval. Your opinion counts more than anyone else. If you find the right words to describe what happened, no one has to worry about it, including you. How many times have you wished you could turn the clock back and rewrite an incident? Author Georgiann Baldino explains why this is a great idea.
Farmer Tan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The scent of newly mowed hay sets off conditioned reflexes, both physical and emotional, that Ben finds impossible to resist. The setting of Georgiann Baldino's short story throws two people together and connects them for life.
A Soldier's Friend, Civil War Nurse Cornelia Hancock
Series: Civil War Nurses. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
The Superintendent of Army Nurses, Dorthea Dix, took one look at Cornelia Hancock and told her to go back home. Rather than argue with "Dragon Dix" Cornelia hid in a baggage car. The date was July 5, 1863, and the train was headed for Gettysburg, where the Civil War's bloodiest battle had just ended.
Write Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Clive Parisi has suffered a stroke that cost him the ability to remember. The challenge of living moment-to-moment is eased whenever he sits down to paint a canvas.
Personal Effects
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Martha's devotion to her deceased husband remains strong. Richard was a brilliant scientist and charismatic personality. When Martha finally goes through Richard's personal effects, she finds he left a courageous legacy and a way to move on.
Bubble Gum in Disguise
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When does a child's earliest memory become a life lesson? For author Georgiann Baldino, it's when a troublemaker offers her a bite of very suspicious looking bubble gum.
Subtle Fluids
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Suffragettes are being murdered. Did Reverend Driscoll's fiery sermons incite the violence? What kind of predator hides behind a clerical collar?
Journal of a Civil War Nurse
Series: Civil War Nurses. Price: Free! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
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This short story is based on letters written by Cornelia Hancock, Civil War nurse. Author Georgiann Baldino dramatizes what it took to survive the inhumane conditions. Women who served as nurses came from many different backgrounds, but most served well behind the front. Cornelia Hancock was one of a few who served in field hospitals. Her presence reminded soldiers why they were fighting.
Ringers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
There are times when everyone needs to play games. The game Ringers got John through the hard times of World War II. The electronic games his grandson plays seem silly by comparison. Or are they?
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Smashwords book reviews by Georgiann Baldino

  • Slow and Quiet, Drift Away on Oct. 31, 2010

    Barry gives readers a unique chance to become the main character in the story. Not many writers can put "you" in the story. Even fewer with the success that Barry does.
  • Spirit of the Once Walking on Nov. 07, 2011

    Babs creates an immediate sense of place. Her characters come alive. Great read.