Former Judge, USA

Georgene Smith Goodin inherited her love of story from her grandmothers who captivated her with their enthralling tales of travel in exotic lands and childhood adventures in the coal mines of Pennsylvania. At the age of four, she mastered her family’s Smith Corona manual typewriter so she could transcribe these oral histories.

Creating her own stories soon followed. Her first major writing achievement occurred at age thirteen when she won the Scholastic Young Playwright’s Award.  She received a degree in screenwriting from Ithaca College and has associate produced twelve movies for television.

Georgene’s fiction has appeared in such places as Alligator Juniper, After the Pause and Robot Publishing’s 1000 Words Series. She has placed twice in the Mash Stories flash fiction competitions, once first and once third.  She is thrilled to be switching from competitor to judge.

Georgene indulges her passion for oral tradition by regularly competing in The Moth StorySLAMS. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the cartoonist Robert Goodin, and their two dogs, Toaster and Idget. When not writing, she focuses on restoring a 1909 craftsman bungalow with obsessive attention to historical detail. To become vicariously covered in paint, visit her blog, Goodin’s Folly.