Justine "Tina" Wittich has written "something" ever since she learned to scribble letters. Journalism sounded good, so she got her degree in journalism, but then she worked in radio, and liked writing radio copy better. But then she got married and they moved all the time, and about the time they settled she had children and a traveling husband and there were swimming classes (Tina taught the synchronized swim group) and tennis lessons and all that good stuff. She worked as a secretary, but soon took over editorship of a regional magazine, where she realized what she'd always suspected fiction is much more fun to write than fact. To support her unpublished writing habit, she freelanced public relations, and helped business college students look for jobs, after first teaching them professional development.
During this time she wrote a romance that was so bad even she nearly got diabetes reading it. But then she tried again, and again, and finally she sold three romances to Avalon Books. Then she sold them a mystery. Two years later, Five Star bought her two historicals, and a year later they published her award-winning romantic suspense.
Obviously, this woman's mind, like her life, jumps from one genre to another, but she is happy with romantic suspense, and is focused on writing her thirteenth manuscript. Or is it fourteenth?
An Ohioan born and bred, she lives in southeastern Ohio with her husband, Pete, and a black cat and an orange cat -- all of whom do pretty much as they please. Life is good.