Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. (www.tinatessina.com) is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 40 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 15 books in 17 languages, including Dr. Romance’s Guide to Finding Love Today; It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty; Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences, The Real 13th Step , How to Be Happy Partners: Working it Out Together and How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free. She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog (drromance.typepad.com), and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter. Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, TV, video and podcasts. She tweets @tinatessina
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read non-fiction to learn more about my field of psychology. I usually learn about new psychology-related topics through reviews. Most of my fiction reads are suggested for me by friends. I have a friend who is a retired librarian, and she is very up-to-date on what's new to read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. It was in fifth grade, and was my first and last attempt at fiction writing. I got an A.
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