Courtney Giardina is a Rochester, NY native who now lives in North Carolina. She published her first novel in 2013. Tear Stained Beaches defined the staple of what her self-publishing mantra would become, strong, independent women finding their place in the world. Her time working in the music industry inspired her to write the Behind the Strings series.

As a creative, she has not only published multiple novels, but has appeared on TV shows like Nashville and has a weekly YouTube show all about inspiring others to dream big and believe in themselves because life is too short to wonder, “what if.”