Tina Winograd

As a child, Tina spent most of her time reading. By sixth grade, she’d read most of her elementary school’s library and all the bookmobile books her mother would let her read.

Tina wrote her first award winning novella at age eleven. She was proud of the First Place blue ribbon despite the fact she was the only one to enter the writing contest.

After a twenty-four year hiatus, pencil in hand, she began writing her next story by candle light. Mainly because Hurricane Ike had knocked out the power in Houston for five days. With no TV, computer, or cell phone, and the town on lock-down, what else was there to do?

At that point Tina wanted to know the secret to writing a bestseller. She spent the next several years researching, studying, taking boo-coos of online courses, attending loads of writing workshops and seminars, and joined critique groups.

One fateful day she did a review for a published author and they asked if she would edit a current work in progress…for money. At that moment, her mission changed from writing her own stories to sharing knowledge to help others improve their craft skills.

Disguised as a mild mannered reader, Tina spends hours with eyes glued to computer screens, iPads, RT Surfaces, cell phone screens, Kindles, and occasionally a TV screen when her husband turns it on while she’s working.

She’s traveled with Galaxy Dancers, battled evil forces and Werebears, created a new world one thousand years in the future, and sank into many sensual fantasies. All without missing one semicolon or end quote.

Tina, husband Robert, and furry children Maq and Cheese live in Texas. She belongs to Houston Writers Guild and Gulf Coast Federation of Writers where she helps writers hone their writing skills.