Tina Frisco
I created my website after publishing my début novel, PLATEAU: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012.

So much that had been televised about the end of the Mayan calendar on 21 December 2012 left me wondering if we’d be alive when the sun rose on December 22nd!  A large percentage of the programs focused on a possible impending apocalypse, which I found disheartening.

Having seen one too many documentaries embracing doomsday prophecies, I felt compelled to write a novel of hope.  PLATEAU  is the product of that inspiration.  Novel reading can stimulate empathy and increase our understanding of who we are and our tolerance for diversity.

PLATEAU: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012I firmly believe that if we keep our hearts open and act within love instead of reacting out of fear – if we practice gratitude and compassion within every moment and with every breath – we’ll raise our vibratory rate and help elevate the human species to a higher consciousness, facilitating personal and global peace.  And within this vision – this practice – the human species will continue into the Golden Age of Enlightenment.

Sometimes I feel that my life is a jigsaw puzzle, in that I’ve bounced back and forth between working in nursing and various other fields. As an RN, I worked in the areas of psychiatry, medical-surgical, hemodialysis, subacute, clinics, clinical trials, and health-facilities evaluation with the California State Department of Health Services.  In between I worked with Amnesty International, the American Red Cross, and Friends of the Earth; I held several secretarial positions with colleges and universities; and I assisted in managing a bookstore.

I’ve always had a passion for writing and music.  As a small child, I wrote little poems and pasted them into a notebook.  I received my first guitar at age 14 and immediately began writing songs.  I started performing publicly while in nursing school and continued this throughout my twenties, thirties, and early forties.  In my late forties, I became seriously ill with a chronic disease and was forced to quit working.  After several years of battling flareups and depression, I finally got my life back on track.

In the early 1980s, I became actively involved with the animal rights movement.  Vivisection, the animal meat trade, factory farming, etc. disturbed me to such a degree that I was compelled to establish my own animal rights organization.  Two organizations and many years later, I remain a staunch animal activist.  And by “animal” I mean all sentient life forms.  We humans removed ourselves from the food chain ages ago, and we often forget that we are still animals, we are still “living organisms that feed on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.”GABBY AND THE QUADS

In 1984, I became apprenticed to a medicine woman and have consciously walked a spiritual path since that time.  The way out is the way in.  My own experience has taught me that all we seek lies within, as we are microcosms of the vast All Knowing.

I’ve published articles in the fields of medicine and spirituality, and I’ve written essays as well as many book reviews.  When my niece had quadruplets in November 2012, I was inspired to write a children’s book.  GABBY AND THE QUADS is the product of that inspiration.  A child’s moral compass develops early, and I wanted to write a book that was ethically as well as traditionally educational.

My latest novel, VAMPYRIE: Origin of the Vampire, was published in December 2016.

VAMPYRIE: Origin of the VampireI always have been fascinated by the myth of the vampire and often have wondered if the phenomenon actually could exist. My background in medicine has led me to speculate about how this might have a basis in reality. If rooted in science, how might this myth come to life? The most likely answer would be as a physical disorder or disease.

One day during my morning walk, the word Valkyrie came to mind. As many of you know, a valkyrie is one of a host of female helping spirits of the god Odin in Norse mythology. Depicted as both loving and bloodthirsty, valkyries decide who lives and who dies in battle. They also assist Odin in transporting his favorites among the slain to Valhalla, the hall where he houses the dead whom he deems worthy of dwelling with him. In my novel, Valkyrie becomes Vampyrie and Valhalla becomes the Haven.

Nature is my go-to tonic.  Aside from music and animals, I love dancing and getting lost in working crossword puzzles.

Look for my books here:

PLATEAU ~  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords , Kobo, SpangalooChat eBooks.

GABBY AND THE QUADS ~ Amazon Kindle, Amazon CreateSpace.

VAMPYRIE: Origin of the Vampire ~ Amazon Kindle, Amazon CreateSpace

Find me on social networks:   Facebook & Facebook    Twitter               LinkedIn     Google+     Goodreads     AUTHORSdB.

I invite you to share your thoughts and feelings on my blog posts.  My hope is that we affirmatively broaden our perspective on what lies ahead for our species and our planet.  I look forward to meeting, sharing, and dialoguing with kindred spirits.

Namaste, my friends


Countess Lucie Stastkova

I want to thank Countess Lucie Stastkova for allowing me to use her lovely photos on my website.  She is a loving and generous person as well as a gifted and multi-talented artist.  Learn more about her and give her Facebook pages a like.   Website    YouTube    LuSt 4 ART      Exclusive HAT Design

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    1. Joanne, believe it or not, but I’m still learning the ins and outs of my website! This reply is long overdue, and I want to thank you for featuring me on your blog way back when. Hope all is going well for you 🙂


  1. Beautiful blog! Your book about Gabby reminds me of one I had bought for my daughter about 25 years ago. Best wishes for your writing!

    And thanks again for sharing my “chat” during the “party” at Chris The Story Reading Ape’s blog. I’ve been under the weather continually since then, so my replies have been slow, but my gratitude is sincere!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words and best wishes, Christine. I wish the same for you. And it was my pleasure to share your post on Chris’ blog. Hope you feel better soon 🙂


    1. Thank you, Terri, for your sweet compliment and for buying my book. It’s a real pleasure to meet you. Sally and her blog have a way of bringing people together. I’ve met several new friends through her. I think she’s an angel but she’ll never admit it. So glad she brought us together ❤

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  2. What a beautiful heart, soul and spirit you are dear Tina, your compassion and love for all positively oozes from your deligthful blog. And the artwork on your header is exquisite. I am so thankful to dear Debby for bringing us together 🙂 Love and light to you dear one… Sherri ❤ xoxo

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  3. Hi Tina, I’ve spent the morning on your website going back and forth between yours and mine. I am featuring /publishing your interview with Andrew Joyce on Friday, Feb. 10th. I’ll email you the copy so you can see how it looks before it goes out with my additions. You are such a great writer, and Andrew sounds like a gem. I’ve got a lot of reading to do! 🙂 Marsha 🙂

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    1. What a nice surprise, Marsha. Andrew is an outstanding writer. I’ve read and reviewed his first 3 books and look forward to reading his latest when it tops my TBR. Like you, I have a lot of reading to do! But then, so do most authors. It’s one of the many things that rounds us out as writers. Thank you for the compliment and for featuring my interview with Andrew. I’m looking forward to it 🙂 ❤

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Namaste, my friends ❤ Tina

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