I'm honored to be here, Shirley. Thank you so much for the invite. First let me share a bit about myself.
Tina: I love historical fiction, especially the American West during the expansion, and Civil War. I often wondered what it would be like to have lived and loved during that time. I realize some things would be harder, but what would ease, what would the exchange be? A simpler time. My first full-length novel, was a four part serial (that has yet to find a publisher,) about the Civil War and traveling the Oregon Trail. I find that time interesting.
SKC: Thanks for sharing that. I believe that is where so many are today. But your last comment says it all. We are terribly hard on ourselves sometimes. And I agree, it should not be that way. You have been writing since you were young. When did you decide to write strictly inspirational, and what advice do you have for authors who think they are dealing with writer's block. How do you overcome it?
Tina: I think I've always written inspirational. Even in my poetry and songs. I know that I am a writer because of God. And I want to honor him with my words. As for Writer's Block, I try to get a few words, sentence or paragraph down if at all possible, but if nothing comes, I try not to beat myself over the head, because that makes the block more pronounced for me.
Tina: The Magic, hmmm… for me that is usually a dream or a waking thought. I can see the story in my head. Every nuance plays out in Technicolor. There have been times I had the ending before I had the beginning.
SKC: So, that makes me wonder if it is even harder to write the book then or maybe a bit easier. I'll have to think about that. Tina, you know how many authors cringe when it comes to the moment they have to come up with their synopsis. What would be your best advice to them?
SKC: Good advice. What do you do during the waiting period when editors are looking over your manuscripts?
Tina: I usually work on another story and continue to edit the manuscript that I sent. I don't want to spend my time wondering if they're going to like it or not, because I get no writing done.
I think many of us have areas where life catches us, uses us and beyond no fault of our own, leaves us feeling dirty and unlovable. It literally spits us out. That's the nature of abuse. I wanted people to see that God knows exactly what happened. He hurts to see that his creation could be so cruel, and he loves us and wants to heal the scars. If we'll allow him to, he has gentle hands, strong arms and a loving heart
I am currently working on a Sci-fi time-travel series, with clones, gene mutation, and sinister people trying to get rid of Christ. Counting Tessa is the first installment. Then I plan to get back to two Civil War Era stories I've been working on, Finding Middle C, and From Hell to Eternity
SKC: Sci-fi is so popular these days. That's probably smart. I understand you have a book you would like to give to one of our readers. What would you like to ask this week about either writing or for someone who just loves to read?
Tina: For anyone who leaves a comment, telling me about their last favorite read and why they liked it, you'll be entered into a drawing for a free download of my ebook In the Manor of the Ghost
Also, I am having a contest throughout the month of June to celebrate the release of my book. I am holding a drawing for 2 Kindles and several free downloads. Check out the details at: http://tinapinson.blogspot.com/
SKC: What a great contest! I love my Kindle. That's worth checking out. We do want to thank you so much for coming , Tina. It’s a thrill getting to know you. Please let us know where we can find you and your numerous books.
Tina: I appreciate the invitation to visit today. I wish I could say I had numerous books out there, hopefully soon, but until then you can find my books at
SKC: Where can we find you on the web, purchase your book(s)?
Desert Breeze Publishing-
OKAY READERS, WRITERS, VISITORS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES: Leave us a comment, tell us about your last favorite read and why you liked it, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a free download of Tina's ebook In the Manor of the Ghost. Even if you don't wish to enter the drawing, write and tell us about something you enjoyed. We'd love to know. (Don't forget to leave an email address for us.) Thanks
Congratulations to Carrie Fancett Pagels of Yorktown, Virginia!