Courtney Giardina was born and raised in Webster, New York. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from Marist College. During her time at Marist she interned at Radio Disney NYC and Red Parlor Records, an independent record label where she first fell in love with the music industry.

After college she traded in the cold winters for the hot and humid summers of Charlotte, NC. That’s where she began writing her first novel Tear Stained Beaches (2013), a story about a woman that learns about her own strength and self-worth through heartache.

It wasn’t long after Tear Stained Beaches was published that Courtney began working on her second novel, Holding on to Georgia (2014), followed by her latest novel Behind the Strings (2016), a two part series that revolves around the world that has always held her heart, country music.

After publishing her third novel, Courtney followed her heart and moved to Nashville, TN where she is now working on the Behind the Strings sequel. Aside from writing novels, Courtney is learning how to play guitar and enjoying all the live music Nashville has to offer.