All About tjoyce

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

Orange Park, Florida


GH Year(s)
2009, 2010

Completed Manuscript(s)

series contemporary, Single Title romantic suspense

Started Writing:

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

Write Me a Book as Fast as You Can!

Many of us grew up reciting nursery rhymes from Mother Goose. The other day I was thinking about how chaotic the writing life sometimes is. We live from deadline to deadline or feel like we’re stuck on an assembly line that slowly picks up speed. It’s easy to keep up at first, but pretty soon […]

A Picture Paints A Thousand Words (I Hope!)

People always ask where I get my story ideas. It’s a complicated question…and yet it isn’t. Because they never come from any one place. Sometimes an article I read on the internet will get the wheels turning. Sometimes an overheard conversation sparks something. And sometimes it’s a picture. A picture like this one.  My son […]

Research: Unexpected Consequences

One of the things I love the most about writing medical romances is the research. I’m a sucker for all of those not-so-common ailments and spend far more time than I should perusing medical sites and my trusty Physicians’ Desk Reference. There are a couple of problems with research, though. One is that I’m not […]

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 […]

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