GEORGIA KOLIAS is a native San Franciscan and grew up in a traditional working-class Greek immigrant family. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Masters in English. Her personal essays have appeared in The Huffington Post, The Advocate, Everyday Feminism, Role Reboot, The Manifest-Station, and various anthologies. Georgia works in publishing as an Acquisitions Editor but has previously worked in nearly every other aspect of the book world, including literary management, publicity, bookselling, the public library system, and teaching creative writing. She lives in Oakland, California with her three inspiring and thoughtful children.