Guest Post at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers & a Giveaway at Heather’s Blog

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I have a guest post over at Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers today all about slowing down and appreciating the writing journey I’ve had in the last past five years leading up to the release of Waking Up Joy. I hope you’ll visit and feel free to chime in!

Free Your Writing Soul and Write Better as a Result



I also have an interview about my decision to join Tule Publishing Group after two novels with Random House over at the lovely Heather Day  Gilbert’s blog and she’s also hosting a Giveaway of my novel, Waking Up Joy, along with the interview. Please stop over and chime in here, as well.

WAKING UP JOY Mentioned in Library Journal and Buzz Feed’s Must Reads List of Women Authors

I’m thrilled that WAKING UP JOY is getting some coverage so that readers will hear about the book. Here are a few things that have hit in the past few days. I’m so grateful for these mentions and hope more readers will find WAKING UP JOY!



WAKING UP JOY was part of the list of Buzz Feed’s list of ‘Women Author Must Reads For Fall’.



WAKING UP JOY was mentioned in Library Journal’s ‘The Heart of Romance – Genre Spotlight’. Even though Joy is not a Romance novel, Library Journal said, “One title that should appeal to those crossover women’s fiction readers is Waking Up Joy (Tule, Oct.), by Tina Ann Forkner.”



If you want to read WAKING UP JOY, you can find it on Amazon,, and Kobo, and iBooks.

Waking Up Joy Blog Tour

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I’m very excited that so many great bloggers have hopped onto the Blog Tour for Waking Up Joy. Thanks to my publisher, Tule Publishing, BooksparksPR, and to all the great bloggers for putting this together. I will add more links as they come up. *I am including some links that are not part of the official tour, but that you might find interesting anyway. – Tina


October 8th 

Fresh Fiction – Guest Post: Reading is Sweet

Suite T Southern Writer’s Magazine – Guest Post: Going Back to Your Roots

5 Minutes for Books – Review


A Novel Review

A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog

October 11th

Harlequin Junkie: Spotlight

Book Gannet Reviews

October 12th 

5 Minutes for Books – On Reading: Dear Reader, You Matter to Authors

October 13th

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Story

October 17 

Chip MacGregor Literary Agent Blog: Guest Post

October 19th 

Genre Reviews

October 20th 

Heather Day Gilbert’s Blog

October 21st 

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Blog:Guest Post

October 22nd

Beth’s Book Reviews

October 24th

Novel Rocket

November 13th 

Mary’s Cup of Tea

November 20th 

Karen Blue Reviews

November 24th 

Back Porchervations

Cheryl’s Book Nook

Book Enthralled

November 25th 

Kritter’s Rambling

November 26th 

Crossroads Reviews

Cumberland University

Hanging Off the Wire

Western New Yorker

A Bookish Affair

Karma For Life Chick

Girl Seeks Place

November 27th

Running N Reading

November 28th 

Overstuffed Princess

Being Cheap is Easy

The Write Review

Like a Bump on a Log

December 1st

Chick Lit Central

December 3rd

Writing Wyoming

December 9th

Party of 5 and Counting


Suite T Blog Guest: Going Back to Your Roots



On the day my novel, Waking Up Joy, was released from Tule’s Southern Born Books, I had this guest post at Southern Writer Magazine’s Blog, Suite T, about what it was like to go back to my roots: To Find Your Voice, Go Back to Your Roots