Sunday, January 1, 2012

Spotlight on: Tina Boscha!

My first spotlight of the new year! Ohmygosh! Soooo excited!  Ok, So the first spotlight of this year is on:
(Drum roll please)

Tina Boscha!

Tina is the author of :

River In The Sea

Here's a little bit about Tina so you can get to know her better! Be sure to drop by later this month and check her author interview so you can find out even more about her!

Tina R. Boscha grew up in Wisconsin, a second-generation daughter of Frisian immigrants. She holds a BA and an MA in Sociology and earned an MFA in 2002 from the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program, where she also served on the editorial board of The Northwest Review. She is a recipient of the Leslie Bradshaw Fellowship from Oregon Literary Arts, and in April 2007 received a research and living expenses grant from the University of Oregon's Center for the Study of Women in Society to support the completion of her novel. A chapter of River in the Sea, “Fernedering,” appeared in The Portland Review and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and also to the 2004 Best New Writers In America anthology. Her short fiction has appeared in the Colorado Review and other small literary journals. In August 2011, she self-published her novel, River in the Sea as both an ebook and paperback.

Presently, Tina divides her time among numerous pursuits, including teaching composition at the University of Oregon and at Lane Community College. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with her husband and stepdaughters along with two nutty boxers and one silly black cat.  For her next novel, she is working on a good old-fashioned ghost story. In her spare time she sews and knits.  She is represented by Curtis Russell of PS Literary.

Also Tina has been kind enough to offer her copies of her book, River In The Sea, for the prize in the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop that I will be participating in from January 13th-18th.  So be sure to check back here on the 13th to get the full details, and before the 18th to enter!

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