Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Welcome Author Tina Evans of the Magnificent Seven

Our group blog, Writers Writing Out Loud, launches on Valentine's Day this February 14th. This Tuesday I welcome one of the Mag 7 members, author Tina Evans.

Hi, Tina. What do you like best about our Mag7 group?

I love the support. We all have great days and awful days. Finding a supportive non-judgmental environment is difficult. This group is our opportunity to celebrate, vent and even cry over the craziness of this process. There's a huge learning curve in writing romance and and I think having a safe haven to turn to (especially on the days you get rejected) is priceless.

You can say that again. And thanks for pulling me up off the floor a few times already. How long have you been writing?

Writing with the actual intent to get published : 1 year.

Why romance? Or why not?

I love romance, but I didn't discover this until about two years ago. Growing up I gravitated more towards suspense and mystery. Pretty much anything my sister left lying around. I still remember grabbing V.C. Andrews "Flowers in the Attic" from her nightstand. And later Anne Rice's "Interview With The Vampire".

But two years ago I was on bed rest while pregnant and came across a contemporary romance title called "Talk Me Down" by Victoria Dahl and there was no turning back!

What are you working on right now?

A contemporary romance.

Got any bragging rights lately?

I receive 3rd place in this years Maryland Romance Writers "Reveal Your Inner Vixen" contest. I also am a finalist in the New England RWA "First Kiss" Contest. The results have not yet been announced.

Well, you know I'm pulling for you - we all are! What are your writing goals for the next six months?

Complete my current project and get started on the next one while submitting the first.

What’s your favorite quote on writing?

I recently came across this. It's not necessarily about writing. More about storytelling in general.

"One person alone in the woods is a scary story. Two is a fairy tale." I wish I could credit someone but I have no idea who said it!

I never heard that one before, but I'm going to add it to my inspiring quotes. I love it! What inspires you?

Reading other authors that I love. It's the old, "I hope to be as good as them one day!"

Where can we find you on the web?

On twitter@just_ms_tina and on the magnificent seven blog site.


  1. Thanks for dropping by, Tina. I look forward to seeing more of your writing.

  2. It is so cool to be in the company of another so new, and yet so dedicated, to the fiction writing process. I agree that the learning curve is huge, and it keeps changing! Trying to nail it down is like trying to tack jello to the wall. Ha! I see great things coming your way.

  3. I really enjoyed the interview!! I loved the quote as well. Great post!