Tina Ann Forkner

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Tina Ann Forkner is an award-winning author and a member of Tall Poppy Writers. She works as a substitute teacher by day and is the mom/stepmom to three children who are all in college. She lives with her husband and two dogs in Wyoming.

Her novel WAKING UP JOY is a 2015 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Recipient from Virginia Romance Writers. She is also the author of RUBY AMONG US, which received 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times, its sequel, ROSE HOUSE (Penguin Random House), and THE REAL THING (Tule Publishing).

"A heartwarming--and heart wrenching--story of moving on, The Real Thing deftly explores stepfamilies and Alzheimer's disease with plenty of intrigue and a healthy helping of romance. Tina Ann Forkner weaves a tale of love, loss, over

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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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Waking Up Joy

3.90 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Ruby Among Us (La Rosaleda #1)

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Rose House (La Rosaleda #2)

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The Real Thing

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Nashville by Heart

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“Fans of Cathy Lamb will love this novel.” – Kathryn Craft I am so grateful for this Tall Poppy Writer review at BookTrib, by Kathryn Craft! (Her books are quite lovely, as well. Be sure… More
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“Into that world inverted where left is always right, where the shadows are really the body, where we stay awake all night, where the heavens are shallow as the sea is now deep, and you love me.” —Elizabeth Bishop, from Insomnia”
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“bid farewell to the past and live free in the present,”
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“Do people who do this still go to heaven?” Rory. I had to feel sorry for my baby brother. He sounded like he might cry, even though he was the bigger and the stronger of the two boys.”
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