Saturday, September 1, 2012

Carol Award Finalist Tina Radcliffe

Missy, here. I'm thrilled to introduce my good friend and fellow Love Inspired author, Tina Radcliffe. And this year, she's a Carol Award finalist! It's so fun when a close friend receives an honor like this. I feel like I get to live vicariously. :)

Today, I wanted to tell you a little about Tina's book, Oklahoma Reunion.

Here's a little about the story:

Facing her past Single mother Kait Field is back home in the small Oklahoma town she left eight years ago. It’s time to empty the family home, close the door on the past and introduce her daughter, Jenna, to her daddy. Ryan Jones hasn’t quite forgiven his teenage sweetheart, who left him with unanswered questions and a broken heart. But Kait was never accepted by his controlling family, and they don’t seem any more welcoming this time around. Yet now Ryan and Kait are resolved that nothing will come between renewed promises of faith, forever—and the second chance that neither expected.

This book has rave reviews on Amazon and other sites. I know Tina is a fantastic writer and can't wait to read this one myself.


 Tina's  been scribbling for years. She has sold dozens of short stories to magazines such as the Trues and Woman's World. In 2010 she achieved her goal of selling her novel length fiction to Harlequin Love Inspired.  Originally from Western New York, she left home for a tour with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany.  While living in Tulsa, Oklahoma she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. Since  moving to  Colorado she has spent six years as a library assistant and cataloger.
     Tina's manuscripts finaled in the Golden Heart twice. She's won the Maggies twice, the Heart of the Rockies three times and has also won Fire and Ice, Desert Dreams, Touched By Love, The Lauries,  Put Your Heart in a Book , Ticket to Write, Winter Rose,Beacon,Tara,  Golden Acorn, and the Linda Howard Award of Excellence.

       She continues to write fiction and non-fiction and works for a large, national mail-order pharmacy. Tina divides her time between her home in the foothills of Colorado and Seekerville.   She is represented by Meredith Bernstein of theMeredith Bernstein Literary Agency.


  1. The story sounds fantastic. Congratulations, Tina, and best wishes in the final.

  2. Very exciting to see her final! I can't wait to be at the ACFW conference for the awards ceremony.

  3. Congrats Tina!

    Tina writes great 5-sensed copy. I am using her as an example in my RPP book on How to Reward Readers. Check this quote from “Rancher’s Reunion”:

    “Her senses greedily feasted on the American sights and sounds. It was the simple things she’d missed; the twang of an Oklahoma accent, the U.S. Flag hanging high in the terminal, a sign advertising Mazzio’s pizza, the chatter of the crowd in English, and American food. The tantalizing aroma of a bagel kiosk caused a pause in her steps. Onion, chive and garlic. They all called out to her.”

    That’s how to make your writing sizzle with sensations. I just love it and look for many more great books from Tina’s talented pen.


  4. Thank you for the kind words. I'm feeling very humbled by this unexpected award...but I am looking forward to ACFW Dallas and seeing all my virtual friends!!!! Vince is going! Woot!

  5. Yay, Tina!!! Can't wait to see you at ACFW!

    Vince will be there? Really???

    That's great news, Vince. See you in Dallas!

    Congrats on the recognition for your writing, Tina. Well deserved.