Tinnean has been writing since the third grade, where she was inspired to try her hand at epic poetry. Fortunately, that epic poem didn't survive the passage of time; however, her love of writing not only survived but thrived, and in high school she became a member of the magazine staff, where she contributed a number of stories.
Starting a family resulted in writing being set aside, although throughout those years Tinnean did continue to keep a journal.
Once the kids were old enough to do their own thing, she was able to dabble in writing again. It was with the advent of the family's second computer -- the first intimidated everyone -- that her writing took off, enhanced in part by fan fiction, but mostly by the wonder that is copy and paste.
While involved in fandom, she was nominated for both Rerun and Light My Fire Awards. Now she concentrates on her original characters and has been published by Nazca Plains, Dreamspinner, and JMS Books.
Tinnean is what you might call a hopeful romantic, and if you see her name on a story, it will have a happy ending.
Her signature line, a quote by Ernest Hemingway, says it all: "Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it."
A New Yorker at heart, she resides in SW Florida with her husband and two computers.