Liberty States Create Something Magical Conference Speaker Interview Series: Tina Gallagher

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Today the Liberty States Create Something Magical Conference Speaker Interview Series continues with author Tina Gallagher:

  1. What made you want to become a writer? I was always a voracious reader, and even as a child would create alternate endings to stories I’d read. I really got hooked on writing in middle school when my best friend and I would create scripts for our favorite soap opera couple. That’s when I started writing every day…it’s also when I got hooked on writing romance.


  1. Is there one piece of advice you would give an aspiring writer? Never give up. Don’t let rejections get you down. It’s easier said than done, but it’s important to keep writing and perfecting your craft…eventually the right opportunity will present itself and it will all be worth it.


  1. If you could co-write a book with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? That’s a tough one, so I’ll go with the person who first popped into my head when I read the question. Jonathan Maberry. He’s more productive than any writer I know and is a truly inspiring person. I’d love to learn from the master and hopefully a hint of his talent would absorb into me.  J


  1. Who is on your bookshelf? Off the top of my head, aside from the classics I’ve had forever (Austen, Hardy, DuMaurier, etc.), off the top of my head, the authors whose books I keep are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Susan Andersen, Jennifer Crusie, Jill Shalvis, and Susan Mallery.


  1. Can you tell us about one of the most memorable moments in your writing career thus far? The day I got “the call.” Well, it was actually an email, but it had the same outcome. I was at work and got an email from my editor at The Wild Rose Press offering me a contract on my first book, …And There Are Girls You Marry. I read the email three times before I was convinced it wasn’t a figment of my imagination. I hadn’t been at my job that long and no one at work knew about my writing habit. Still, I shared the news with the two girls in my office and they took me out to lunch to celebrate.


  1. Tell us about your newest release/current work in progress. My latest release is called Prescription for Love, available at Amazon.

tinaKate Grady has a lot on her plate. She’s living by her father’s rules in order to patch their strained relationship and running the family pharmacy while said father heals his broken hip. His physical therapy doesn’t include breathing over her shoulder but he manages to do it anyway.

Then in walks John O’Brien, the boy next door. The very sexy, seven years younger boy next door. The last time she’d seen him, he’d been a gangly, gawky boy with thick glasses. Oh how he’s grown. Can Kate look past their age difference to appreciate the man John has become? how he’s grown. Can Kate look past their age difference to appreciate the man John has become?




About the author:

TGR003Tina Gallagher wears many hats.  She’s a wife, mother, author, and editor…and that doesn’t even include her day job.

After graduating from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Tina worked a spectrum of jobs ranging from cake decorator to project administrator and discovered her true passion in writing.  In-between her day job and spending time with her family, she manages to fit in time to write romance novels as well as magazine articles.

Tina lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.



Website: www.tina-gallagher.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tina.gallagher.31

Twitter: @TinaGWrites

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-gallagher-5101782






  1. Yeppers….this sounds good! Thanks!

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