Gelia Dolcimascolo graduated from New York’s famed School of Performing Arts and earned a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia. A prize-winning poet, long-time writing tutor, and facilitator for The Writers’ Circle at Georgia State University, her works have been published internationally. Her novella Aurelia and the Library of the Soul, illustrated by Rob Rice, was nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award in 2017. Her second book, Effie’s Chance to Dance, will debut in June 2018. She is writing a sequel to Aurelia and the Library of the Soul.