Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Fabulous Buzz on Tina Ferraro!

We're buzzing around the hive this week, spilling all the good news about our fellow Bees. It's so fun to be involved with this great group of women. Talent abounds in the hive!

So, unless you've been camped out reading books in a "magic" bus in remote Alaska, you've probably heard of my friend Tina Ferraro. She's got so much good news lately, this is gonna be another long post...

First of all -- TOP TEN USES FOR AN UNWORN PROM DRESS is a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence. Woo hoo, Tina!!

And -- it also has been selected as a luncheon giveaway item at the New England Chapter Romance Writer's of America conference next month. So those of you attending, make sure you get one!

Tina's new book WHEN BAD FLINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD GIRLS has been slated for a Spring, 2010 release. The premise sounds really fun...

It features a serious student whose well-intentioned friends are trying to force her to relax and snag a boyfriend. But she has neither the time nor inclination for romance, so she sets out to have a "bad summer fling" with a lifeguard at her summer cabin. She plans to return to school with a "broken heart" so that her friends will rally with TLC rather than matchmaking advice. But what to do when her "bad fling" turns good?

Sounds like a great early summer beach book -- I mean, lifeguards? Totally hot. Except for the Hoff -- but that was another week's post.

And last but not least...

To add to Tina's wonderful professional news, her daughter, Sarah, received acceptances this week to the 2012 classes of CalTech and MIT! Still waiting on some other schools before making a final decision, Sarah does know her heart lies in the field engineering, especially robotics.

Tina dedicated HOW TO HOOK A HOTTIE to Sarah, who read every page (many times) and did her best to keep her mom "honest" when it came to creating main character Kate, the nose-to-the-grindstone, dedicated student (which Tina is the first to admit that she was NOT).

Isn't that great! Smart girls rock. And so do smart moms, BTW! Please join me in congratulating Tina on her happy, happy week of news!

Yay, Tina!


Heather Davis is the author of
Never Cry Werewolf
Coming in April 2009 from HarperCollins


Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Congrats, Tina, on everything!! It's been an awesome week, and I know there will be many more great things coming for you and yours!!

Anonymous said...

Tina! All so much fabulousness! Enjoy!
amy g koss

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Tina. To you and to Sarah. Keep us posted on what school she decides to attend.

And here's to many more exciting weeks!


Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Congrats Tina! And kudos to your hardworking daughter!

TinaFerraro said...

Wow, thanks, everyone! All these "congrats" might actually be the BEST part of my week! :)

Me said...

So much great stuff, T! And all of it deserved--especially your daughter's good news.

You know how much I lo-o-oved your first two books... I'm anxiously awaiting the next. =)

Keri Mikulski said...

Congrats!! What a fantastic week, Tina. :)

Emily said...

You know you've done your job as a great mom, when you see your daughter find such success! Congratulations to both of you on such a fantastic week =)

stephhale said...

Congrats Tina & to Sarah also! I know this is only the beginning of good things to happen for both of you.
And Heather, we'll agree to disagree about the HOFF! :)

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, TLC, Keri, Emily and Steph, for your kind thoughts and good wishes.

And thanks to HEATHER for putting this lovely blog together!

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

Yay, Tina!!!

I am so so proud of your recent accomplishments and can't wait to see you again this summer!

Marley Gibson said...

Soooooooooo many good things happening for you, Tina. Hope you're enjoying EVERY single minute of it!!! = )

Wendy Toliver said...

Excellent accomplishments, Tina! And Sarah too! Woot woot. ;)