Tina Boltinghouse

Biography

I first started writing stories to entertain my younger sister who was battling scarlet fever. At the age of thirteen I informed my mother that I wanted to be a published author. Although I wrote off and on throughout junior high and high school, I didn’t get serious about my writing until after my two sons were grown and gone. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, I wrote a short story centered on that event. My family and friends encouraged me to submit it for publication and I entered into a local writing contest. My dream of publication came true when my first place winning story was published in the local paper.
In 2012 I submitted a novelette to Amazon for publication as an e-book. “The Piano”, a Christmas novella. It is not only available through Smashwords for virtually all e-readers.

My husband and I live in northeast Missouri with a view of the Mississippi River. I live with two furry people of the canine variety and am active in our local theatre group. You can reach me through my website at tinaboltinghouse.com. I would love to hear from you.

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Books

The Perfect Gift
By Tina Boltinghouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
Book 1 of the White Oaks Series. Pastor David Jacobs has given up. His daughter is in the hospital with a mysterious illness, his insurance has run out, bills are piling up and he believes that he is no longer effective as a pastor. David will be given a choice, the life he thinks he wants, or the life God has planned for him.God sends an angel to help guide him in his decision.
The Piano
By Tina Boltinghouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction
The church needs a new piano. Matthew Carson has asked Santa for a new keyboard for his autistic twin brother. Can Ralph Greeley let go of his grief and fulfill both requests? The Piano is a tender tale about a department store Santa holding on to his grief over his daughter, and two boys who show him how to let go.

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