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I am so grateful for your interest in my work. Sometimes I still can’t believe I have five published novels! There is a part of me who will always be a student waiting to write a better story or novel. That’s why I love encouraging other writers and connecting to readers.

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TheRealThing-SMALLTina’s Latest novel is The Real Thing:

“A heartwarming—and heart wrenching—story of moving on, The Real Thing deftly explores stepfamilies and Alzheimer’s disease with plenty of intrigue and a healthy helping of romance. Tina Ann Forkner weaves a tale of love, loss, overcoming fears and, best of all, discovering what it really means to be a cowgirl.” ~Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love

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Please contact Tina directly to discuss appearances and fees: tina@tinaannforkner.com

Praise for Tina’s books:

2015 HOLT Award of Merit Recipient ~  Romantic Elements, Waking Up Joy

Awarded 4 1/2 Stars from Romantic Times Book ReviewsRuby Among Us

Working Mother Magazine listed Waking Up Joy as one of 7 Super Reads for Holiday Travel.

“Reading is a passion of mine, and when I find myself identifying with the characters, anxious to get to the next page to find answers to my questions, I know I’m into a good book! The daughter-mother-grandmother theme in Ruby Among Us pulled me in. Wonderful story-telling.” –Jordin Sparks, Recording Artist

“Forkner’s writing shines with wit and wisdom in this beautiful story of love and family that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The Real Thing is guaranteed to steal your heart.”  Kim Boykin, Author of A Peach of a Pair

Library Journal highlighted Waking Up Joy  and said, “One title that should appeal to those crossover women’s fiction readers is Waking Up Joy (Tule, Oct.), by Tina Ann Forkner. When the adored town spinster ends up in a coma and is shocked by the conversations she overhears about herself while down for the count, she is determined to fix things. Joy must face the past—and her failed romances—in order to embrace a brighter future.”

“Tina Ann Forkner has created a remarkable cast of characters in the Talleys. The wit, wisdom, humor, and real-life escapades of Joy will keep the reader guessing and turning pages to the satisfying conclusion. Thoroughly captivating!” ~ Chris Fabry, author of June Bug

“The free-spirited Joy has an unforgettable voice that puts us solidly on her side, no matter how unconventional her choices. Waking Up Joy is a rollicking ride.” ~ Susan Schoenberger, author of The Virtues of Oxygen

“Readers will not want this story to end.” – Awarded 4 1/2 Stars in praise for Ruby Among Us from Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Like its heroine, Tina Ann Forkner’s latest is sweet, wild, and a little bit crazy, with a loving heart that shines on every page.”  ~ Joanne Kennedy, author of How to Wrangle a Cowboy