Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 17, 2007

GIA’S BIO

Filed under: BIOS BW members — beanerywriters @ 2:35 am
Gia is published in over eighteen publications. Her work appears in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (“Life Support”, health

section, and poetry), Western Pennsylvania Women of Distinction, Mature Outlook, Writer’s Digest Writing Basics, Pittsburgh

Boomers, Leaves, Handspun, Tribune-Review, The Indiana Gazette, IUP Magazine, Today’s Pioneer Magazine, The Punxsutawney

Spirit, Tribune Democrat, The Loyalhanna Review, Once Upon A Time, Guideposts for Teens website, Story Friends, The Path, and

in Easter and Advent devotionals. An essay on her grandmother appears in CeLebrations. Ideals Publications accepted a prose

piece and a poem. She won awards at the Mercer Conference, The Upper Case, the Inspirational Writers Fellowship Contest

(Brookville, Pennsylvania), and the Saltsburg Free Library’s First Annual Poetry Contest. Smith received a scholarship to the

Highlights Foundation Workshop at Chautauqua in 2000 with Bernette Ford as her reader and Eileen Spinelli as her mentor.

Patricia graduated from Indiana State Teacher’s College with a BS in Elementary Education. She is one of twelve children.
Written by: Gia

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