Tina goes to Heaven (Ad Lumen Press, 2016)
After a successful robbery to bankroll her escape from a life of prostitution, Tina Martin finds herself stranded — and flat broke — in the most unlikely place, a rustic fishing resort and campground nestled in the Sierra Nevada. And though it's difficult to shake off the curious habits and natural mistrust of others that she learned in her past life, Tina comes to rely on her good intentions, keen intelligence, and willingness to take on unpleasant tasks to make herself indispensable to the camp's cranky proprietor, Bill — and his desperately fractured family. Learn more
Circus Girl & Other Stories (Ad Lumen Press, 2014) is a collection of sixteen short stories about women's lives, bringing the hidden emotional and spiritual (fictional) realities of each protagonist to life. Those who lives in these pages are seeking to make sense of their lives, and whether they succeed or not is delivered with satisfying ambiguity. Learn more
Reading from Tina Goes to Heaven
6:00 PM, August 2, 2017
Book Works, Albuquerque, NM
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Presentation/workshop for Friday Writers’ Club
5:30 PM, August 4, 2017
Dog-Eared Pages, Phoenix AZ
16428 N. 32nd Street Suite 111
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Offering ENGCW 410 -
American River College, Fall 2017 only.
Tuesday nights 6:00-9:05 PM
August 21st – December 12th, 2017
This is a part of American River College’s curriculum. Register with the college to enroll.
Born in the Dust Bowl, I grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, then New Mexico, which I still dearly love, though I now live in Sacramento, California, where there are trees and bodies of water. I teach at American River College. The writing life has been a revelation to me. I have always made things up.