Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Busy and Enigmatic Tina Ferraro!

Last and definitely saving the best for last....let's catch up with our girl Saturday...the lovely, the brilliant...TINA FERRARO! Tina is one of the kindest, most generous people I have ever met and I am so proud to call her my blog-sister!

If you haven't read any of Miss Tina's books, get thee to her website stat!

Now, here is Tina in her own words:

How was the holiday season? Did anything surprising happen to you?

I had a great holiday season, including a few days in a condo with my family at a ski resort! I stopped skiing when I was a teen--it just didn't appeal to me--but I had quality "quiet time" while they were on the slopes, and enjoyed the movie and games nights.

What are you most looking forward to in 2011?

The Romantic Times conference Los Angeles in April. Especially Saturday, April 9th, which is Teen Day!

In my personal life, all three of my kids will be away-at-college come fall, so that means from now on, for months at a time, at least, my husband and I will have an "empty nest." I expect to do a lot of writing! And while I will always miss my kids, I am treasuring this next phase of their lives and so proud of the roads they are taking.

Here is Tina looking quite at home in a dorm!

What book are you currently reading?

I have spent the past several months reading all books by adult romance author, Kristan Higgins. I chatted with her a couple times at the Romance Writers of America conference last year, as we were both RITA finalists, and later found one of her books in my "goodie" bag. From the first page, I was hooked, and have not only bought them all, but talked her up to all my friends, too.

While Kristan Higgins is not a young adult author, her stories are sweet, funny and touching, and I could see them appealing to certain teens, as well.

What exciting book news do you have to share with your readers?

Well, I have a novel being shopped right now called HALF-LIFE. Its a teen angel story with the surviving twin facing some dangerous issues, with help from the twin who passed away long, long ago.

And I am putting the final touches on a second book that?s still kind of hush-hush, but I can leak these items: hot surfer dude, a truly crazy crush, and truth behind the secret menu at In-N-Out Burger...

Well, there you have it! For those of you who have read Tina's books, please comment on this post with your favorite book and/or character. For those you haven't, tell us what you're reading now!

Post for a chance to win the lovely jewelry!

Have a wonderful weekend!



stephhale said...

I'm am so lucky to have the honor of getting new Tina Ferraro novels early! You guys will love the new one I just read when it hits shelves.
Tina, I keep meaning to tell you that I've now read all of Kristan's books because of you and I can't wait until her new one comes out March 29!

TinaFerraro said...

Hey, Steph, I know, I'm excited about Kristan's next one, too! And thanks for the endorsement on MY newest...and you know how much I love critiquing with you!

Me said...

OMG, Tina, Half-Life sounds amazing! (And so very different for you.) FINGERS, EYES, and TOES crossed! And you know I love me anything about a beach, so surfer dude yay!

TinaFerraro said...

Dona, allow me to pause and tell you how flattered am I by all the lovely things you said about me, and you of course, right back attcha, sweetie!

TinaFerraro said...

Oh, thanks, Tera! Yes, Tina tiptoes through the paranormal...what's up with THAT?!?

Janet said...

You have and most definitey deserve the perfect life. I am so happy you have found your calling and are doing so well making your dream of writing a reality.

I thought we were suppose to write what boko we were reading, but maybe I am in the wrong place. I will say though that I am reading "Life" by Keith Richards. LOL - but really I am

Wendy Toliver said...

Your future books sound so intriguing, Tina! Thanks for the great interview, Dona.

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks, Wendy! =)

And thanks to Janet...who I suspect is the Janet who befriended me when I was The New Girl in 4th grade???

Steph said...

I am excited to hear more about this secret book. It sounds really intriguing. Half-Life also sounds interesting, and I am excited about both new books.

Unknown said...

can't wait to read your new releases