Monday, November 12, 2012

Tina Pinson's "Shadowed Dreams"



    Title: Shadowed Dreams
    Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing

Cover blurb: Matthew has braved the war and near death with one thought in mind… Rebekah. He won her hand in marriage, and now he has a few short months to make her see how much he loves her. How much he needs her. Given the wall she's put up between them, he prays he'll have enough time.

After fleeing the war, Rebekah is determined to go west to Oregon, only to be turned down when she tries to join the train. Matthew's proposal of marriage, in name only to help her west, becomes the miracle she needs. Loving him as she does, she dreads the idea of letting him go once they reach Oregon, but how can she ask him to stay with her, to love her? How could he love her once he's found out her secret? She must guard her heart and his.

1) How did this story come to you? 
This is part of series, which was actually from a single story. A saga. But publishers weren't quite interested in having a 900-page book, so I've had to cut it down. I wrote the story because I had read a couple of books on the Oregon Trail and wondered why they always started on the trail and said the characters had arrived at their destination a chapter later. I guess I wanted to know more about the trip. When I started dreaming the story in full color, I figured I should get it down on paper.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. 
I wrote the Shadow Series over twenty years ago. My first shot at publication came in the form of digital books. That's right. I had an ebook back in the 1990's. Unfortunately, no one had readers. And it was still more convenient to buy or book or get it from the library. So needless to say, I didn't become a success overnight. I tried to get the story out there a couple more times, and put it on the shelf to work on other things. And up until last year and pulling it out to work on it and read it from time to time, the book just set gathering cyber dust. When I pitched the series to Desert Breeze and they accepted I was most pleased.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers. 
I like to sing, have done some back up singing. I have been married for 30+ years and I am a grandmother.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you? 
I am doing edits on three books that will be released in 2013. The third in the Shadow Series, To Catch a Shadow, Then There was Grace, a 9/11 incident leaves Adam alone to raise his twin daughters, Christmas in Shades of Gray, an offbeat Dickens Christmas tale. And I am trying to finish some stories I started awhile ago and set aside to finish something else.

5) Parting comments? 
First, K.Dawn, thank you so much for letting me visit your site. And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Twitter:@Tina_Pinson

Purchase my books at:
Desert Breeze Bookstore.
Shadowed Dreams -- http://tinyurl.com/94vzlao
When Shadows Fall -- http://tinyurl.com/d93p77a
Touched By Mercy – http://ning.it/9OJZ5r
In the Manor of the Ghost -- http://tiny.cc/we4ul