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Tina Joyce Beckett is the product of a Navy upbringing. Always on the move, her travels eventually took her overseas, where English reading material was scarce. Desperate, she started writing her own stories fashioned after the romance novels she’d loved through the years. She finished that first book and moved on to the next. After the tenth story, she realized there was no going back...she was officially a writer. Today, Tina divides her time between Brazil and the United States and loves to use exotic locales as the backdrop for many of her stories. Her tenth book written for Harlequin Medical Romance: Her Hard to Resist Husband will be available in January 2014

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Tina Joyce's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Secrets

Hometown:
Orange Park, Florida

Age:
40-ish

GH Year(s)
2009, 2010

Completed Manuscript(s)
12

Genre(s):
series contemporary, Single Title romantic suspense

Started Writing:
2005

For Fun:
I’ve taken barrel racing lessons in Brazil…in Portuguese! Hobbies that are a bit tamer: stained glass, crafts, gardening

Blog Posts from Tina Joyce

It is Better to Have Loved and Lost…

So I’ve had this love affair with grammar ever since I can remember. In school, I relished writing research papers and making sure the punctuation and sentence structure were just right. I cherished being able to tell the difference between an adjective and an adverb. I loved the way sentence diagrams looked laid out on […]

Writer, Pace Thyself

I bet you thought this post was going to be about story pacing. Not quite. But it is about learning your limits and working within them. I’ve discovered the importance of pacing myself over the last couple of weeks. And unfortunately, I tend to be one of those people who learns the hard way. The […]

String Theory

String Theory? I bet you didn’t know I was actually a budding physicist in disguise? Right. I only wish I understood the ins and outs of String Theory. It makes as much sense to me as the rationale behind ice-hole swimming. Brrr. The thought of it boggles my mind. This post is about something a […]

Eating…or Cheating?

It’s December, and I’ve been doing a lot of eating lately. How many of you tiptoed in here today with a guilty glance at that slab of leftover pumpkin pie on the plate beside you? Relax! I’m not talking about dieting. At least not our own. This is all about the characters who inhabit our books. It’s […]

Stuck in the Middle

We’ve reached the midpoint of the Winter Writing Festival, and I have a confession to make: I don’t like middles. Of anything. Put me on a treadmill for a 30 minute walk/run, and I start off great. Such energy. Such lofty goals. But as I reach the halfway point, something strange happens. A sense of […]

What Kind of Pumpkin are You?

Today is still Free-for All Friday, but since it’s also Halloween this weekend, I decided to roll both things into one post (and Halloween is a pretty cool holiday in my book). So, I’m interested in knowing what kind of pumpkin carving you do, and whether or not that pumpkin ends up being a reflection […]

Pointillism in Writing: Connecting the Dots

Several years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit The National Gallery in London, and while wandering the halls admiring the various paintings, one by Paul Signac caught my eye. The piece, comprised of dots of color, fascinated me. I moved closer and studied it, and then backed away, amazed at how my eye could […]

Hula Hoops and Writing: Momentum is Everything

A few months ago, I bought a hula hoop. Not for exercise purposes (although I sure could use some), but because my daughter, in all her 16 years, had never tried one. Not once. And what kind of mother would I be if I didn’t make a fool of myself in front of her at […]

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