Katie Mills Giorgio


Katie Mills Giorgio is a freelance writer, editor, and nonprofit professional living and working in her hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She’s been creating content for newspapers, magazines, websites, and nonprofit organizations for more than two decades, getting her start writing concert reviews for the Cedar Rapids Gazette while still in college. She’s written for a wide variety of publications, including,, and U.S. News & World Report. 100 Things to Do in Cedar Rapids Before You Die is her first book. Katie, an aspiring children’s book author, is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. But her favorite role is mom of two teenagers. Learn more at or follow her on Instagram at @ktmgiorgio. Share you own Cedar Rapids adventures on Insta using #100ThingsCedarRapids.


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The Van Horne Library will host author Katie Mills Giorgio Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. She will speak about her new book, 100 Things to Do in Cedar Rapids Before You Die. She has collected all the fun things

Cedar Rapids should be on your bucket list. In fact, local author Katie Mills Giorgio says there are 100 things — just in the Cedar Rapids area — that should be on your bucket list.