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Tina Ann Forkner

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Tina is a Women's Fiction writer. She is the author of WAKING UP JOY (Tule Publishing Group), as well as RUBY AMONG US and ROSE HOUSE (Random House).

“A wonderfully-paced weave of compelling characters dealing with buried secrets and second chances within the framework of a flawed but fascinating family. Tina Forkner is an insightful, engaging storyteller. If you’re a fan of Jodi Picoult, you won’t be disappointed.” ~ Susan Meissner Author of A Fall of Marigolds

“Tina Ann Forkner takes us on a hilarious yet emotionally demanding adventure in Waking Up Joy. The free-spirited Joy has an unforgettable voice that puts us solidly on her side, no matter how unconventional her choices. Waking Up Joy is a rollicking ride.” ~ Susan Schoenberger, Auth

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Tina Ann Forkner If I wait until I'm inspired to write, there would be days I wouldn't write anything, but I do have some rituals that help me focus my mind on…moreIf I wait until I'm inspired to write, there would be days I wouldn't write anything, but I do have some rituals that help me focus my mind on writing. I like to listen to music, especially country or classical as I write. I do drink too much coffee and always have chocolate nearby. In the summer I like to sit on my back porch and write in the mornings. My biggest inspiration is to be immersed in stories by and about others. Reading novels is my first choice, of course, but I also like watching a good movie or television show, and I love watching snippets about people's lives on shows like CBS Sunday Morning or PBS. (less)
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Ruby Among Us (La Rosaleda ...
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Rose House (La Rosaleda #2)
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It’s hard to believe that my third novel,Waking Up Joy, has been out for two months! It’s been a great ride and I’ve enjoyed reconnecting with the readers of my first two books, Ruby Among Us and Rose House, and connecting with new readers who are just discovering my work. I always say I have the best readers, and I’m so grateful to all of you, old and new! I thought some of you might like to s...

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