About Tina

Tina is yet another writer writing about writing on the internet. She writes science fiction, fantasy (as Tina Gower), and romance fiction (as Alice Faris) and published some non-fiction. She has published short science fiction and fantasy stories in Galaxy’s Edge and the Writers of the Future Anthology. She is a winner of the Writers of the Future Science Fiction and Fantasy Contest, 2015 RWA Golden Heart Finalist, and first place winner in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense and Mystery in the Paranormal/Futuristic category. She is represented by Rebecca Strauss at DeFiore and Company.

Tina has a Master of Art in School Psychology and Counseling, so you will find quite a bit of blog posts on the topic of children and behavior. She also has a wish for a chemical free household and and likes to share her recipes. Finally, she is working to improve her writing, so you will find plenty of stories in any topic. Some of which might be true.

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Published Work

Fiction

Novels

The Outlier Prophecies

Everybody dies. Kate Hale’s job is to figure out when.

Investigative Actuary, Kate Hale, solves crimes that haven’t happened yet using statistics. She’s paired with a werewolf cop, Ian Becker, in an impossible case to save an oracle destined to die.

Fans of paranormal romantic comedy mysteries similar to Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series will likely fall in love with Kate and Becker. 

Romancing the Null, February 2016 DOWNLOAD FOR FREE

Conditional Probability of Attraction, March 2016

The Werewolf Coefficient, May 2016

Standard Deviation of Death, August 2016

Big Bad Becker: An Outlier Prophecies Novella, August 2016

Shifter Variance, December 2016

Correlation of Fate (April, 2017)

Half Cup Magic (Ali’s Book, TBA 2017)

Contemporary Romance

Published under the pen name Alice Faris

Good Girls Guide to Talking Dirty (A Contemporary Romance — coming soon 2017)

Bad Girl’s Guide to Being Good (TBA 2017)

Short Stories

(published under the pen name: Tina Gower)

Twelve Seconds Writers of the Future Volume 29, June 2013

Today I Am Nobody Galaxy’s Edge, May 2013

Dig Galaxy’s Edge, January 2014

Pocket Full of Mumbles Galaxy’s Edge, May 2014

The Best of Galaxy’s Edge (Today I Am Nobody and Pocket Full of Mumbles–reprints), December 2014

Calming the Tempest Galaxy’s Edge, January 2015

INCI Stellar Guild Series Book with Mike Resnick August, 2015

Department of Death Predictions: Final Notice UFO4 (Unidentified Funny Objects Anthology Series), November 2015

This is Home, You Are Well Galaxy’s Edge, May 2016

Curl Up and Dye Diabolical Plots, January 2017

Do Not Call Me Bento Galaxy’s Edge, March 2017

The Waiting Room Avatar Anthology edited by Kevin J. Anderson and Mike Resnick (TBA 2017)

Borrowed Things Ares Magazine (forthcoming), 2017

 

Writing Awards

2015 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, writing as Alice Faris (Romance Pen Name)

Writers of the Future: Grand Prize (Golden Pen) Writers of the Future, April 2013

Writers of the Future: First Place (quarter one), July 2012

Romance Writers of America Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense: First Place (paranormal category), July 2013

Non-Fiction

Lifescript.com

Foods That Fight Depression and Foods to Avoid

eHow.com

Five Phases of the Moon

Ideas for Leftover Chili in the Summer

How to Do a Human Pretzel

How to Make Drawing Transfers

World Environment Day Secondary School Activities

Easter Books To Make for Kindergarten Students

Kindergarten Number Sense Activities

How to Make Your Own Petroleum-Free Vapor Rub

Preschool Art Lesson Plan Objectives

How to Create Your Own Individual Neck Lanyard With Aliens on It

Motels in Lewistown, Montana

How to Fix Dried Out Gel Pens

Homemade Jar Opener

 

True North Parenting Magazine

Hands-Free Pumping Bra Review (Feb/March issue 2010)

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul

First Haircut (New Mom’s Edition 2011)

 

Guest Blogs

RowdyKittens.com

Cure for Sniffles and Sneezes

How to Make Your Own Cosmetics

Doodlemonger.com

Miracle Cure

Product Junkies Rehab

DIY Clear Mascara & A New Treatment for Wrinkles and Scars

J. Kathleen Cheney, Grammar Pet Peeves for Writers Series

Set Your Phasers to Destroy: Unnecessary Verbs

Josh Vogt/Write Strong Series

Food and Movement for Your Mind

Unlikely Influences: What Raising A Guide Dog Taught Me About Character POV and Emotional Arcs

Ruby Slippered Sisterhood: Guest Blog Interview

13 thoughts on “About Tina

  1. Holli

    I just enjoyed your guest post on RowdyKittens.com – and think I’ve found a kindred spirit in you!

    I don’t have an applicable degree, but I do have a similar passion to encourage, learn and share about living a more healthy life for our home and planet.

    Thanks again for sharing on RowdyKittens.com. I look forward to reading more.

    Best, Holli

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  2. Hamza Balol

    Hi Tina,

    I guess you are the one who wrote the funny story “First Haircut,” from the Chicken Soup for the Soul, the New Moms, books, right? My heart ached and my eyes filled with tears for Isaac and his bitter experience with the baraber woman. The story had taken me back to 1980s when my father used to take me to the barabershop. At that time, I was only 10 years old and I had always been afraid of barbers’ scissors, blades, and other tools. It was a very nice time.

    All the best,
    Hamza Balol
    Saudi Arabia

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    1. Tina Post author

      Thanks Christian A.K.A Jerry! I haven’t been as much of an inputter as some of the other talented members (most of whom have a lot more earned experience to add than me), but I’ll try a little harder to give my tricks now that I know they are worth something! We all just seem to fumble around until we finally get that break, ya know? Good Luck to you for the next quarters. Maybe we will meet at the workshop :)

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  3. Pat

    Hi Tina:

    Through a Google search I found your page called Miracle Cure about your ear problem. I have suffered identical symptoms for nearly five years. Like you, I have tried everything and some things that I think will help, actually make it worse. I have seen a dermatologist about it and prescribed washing my hair with Head & Shoulders with zinc in it and pushing the lather into my ears. That hasn’t helped. I’ve tried neosporin on a q-tip, ear drops, moisturizing cream, and so on. Nothing has worked and it is really bumming me out.
    You mentioned Elocon cream, but nothing specific. I beg you to share more details on the cure, even if it is not exactly a cure.

    Please help me.

    Thanks
    Pat

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    1. Tina Post author

      Hello Pat! Welcome and glad you found my blog. I use a generic steroid cream for my ears now. When it’s bad my dermatologist tells me to swipe my ears with it once in the morning once at night. I’d recommend asking your doctor for a steroid cream if she/he thinks you might have seborrheic dermatitis. Tell them you want a medicated cream or steroid cream for this condition you can swab in your ear. Being direct is worth a try. I know how frustrating this condition can be, so don’t give up, relief is around the corner!!

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  4. Jim Miner

    Another comment: what a beautiful picture. Lucky baby, lucky mommy. We actually have a statue at home, from when my children were small, of a similar pose.

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  5. myzania3350

    Just read “Pocket Full of Mumbles”.
    My reaction was to sit back in my chair with a bittersweet smile and say, “Oh my goodness. J’adore.” softly.
    Wonderful little piece. Thank you.

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        1. Tina Gower

          Oh my gosh, really??!! Which poster are you, so I can stalk..er… I mean find you online and be your new best friend? 😉 Wendig fans stick together and all. You can send me an email if you’re like a secret agent or something.

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