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Georgia Heard is a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of teaching writing. She was one of the first staff developers at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York, and for the past twenty-five years has visited schools and spoken at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia.
Georgia received her bachelor's degree in history from American University and her master of fine arts degree in writing from Columbia University.
"My mother was the librarian at my school, so I always spent time in the library," Georgia remembers. "When I went to Columbia University to study writing I realized what a gift it would be to be able to help other writers."
She says that she enjoys helping other people find their writing voice, especially children who are curious about how the world works.
Georgia lives in Singer Island, Florida, with her husband and son. "Moving from New York City to Florida was a transition but now I live on the ocean and we are finally settling in. We walk every morning and evening on the beach, where we keep an eye out for hatchling turtles and ghost crabs. We frequently kayak and swim, and try to avoid hurricanes."