Tina Gerow has always had a passion for romance and anything paranormal. And even in school, was encouraged to put her writing skills to good use, but always with the admonishment to ‘stop writing the weird stuff and tone down the sarcasm.’ But what fun is that?! So, in 2003, she finally decided to try her hand at writing a novel, but still firmly embracing the ‘weird stuff and the sarcasm.’ Her first book, Into a Dangerous Mind, won the award for Romantic Times Best Small Press Contemporary Paranormal for 2006.
Since then, Tina has published several more books, including the popular Maiden series, the Seduction Series for Kensington’s Aphrodisia line as Cassie Ryan, the Sisters of Darkness series with Berkley, and the Club Desire Series for Random House, also as Cassie Ryan.
Tina, an Arizona State University alumnus, belongs to the Romance Writers of America, and is a past president of the local Valley of the Sun Romance Writers Chapter and a member of the local Desert Rose chapter. She’s an active speaker and online teacher on several subjects including promotions, character creation, goals & motivation, writing love scenes and more. She has spoken at several RWA chapters as well as the Romantic Times Booklovers convention on the paranormal and erotic panels.
Tina lives in Arizona with her two favorite men, Jon and Darian, a jet black Bombay cat and 2 feisty kittens. When Tina isn’t spending time with her family, she’s usually writing, or at some various and sundry writer’s conference, workshop or meeting.