Tina Glasneck, a multi-genre writer, and author of the Spark Before Dying and Dragons series, is a book enthusiast, lover of coffee, and couldn’t imagine a world without acrylic paints. Her interest in the criminal justice field, in combination with her real world experience, has allowed her to create her well-received mystery series. She enjoys history, dragons, diving into research and reenacting episodes of Chopped by creating fabulous meals.
Tina Glasneck, born in the midwest, and raised in Richmond, appreciates the opportunities she’s had to learn not only from her community, but from countries across the globe.
During her earlier years, and studies, her travels have taken her to Russia, the Middle East, Western Europe and the Caribbean. It is through this life experience that she came to understand how big the world truly is.
Trained as a theologian, during her undergraduate studies she came to embrace her studies of the humanities, and upon graduating with her Masters of Arts in Religion she began her career as a criminal paralegal.
The law has always had a special place in her heart, and she believes that her theology background made it possible to empathize and assist those in need of legal service; her studious nature also ensured that she would be able to properly delve into legal principles and research. As a paralegal, she worked on criminal and civil cases in the trial courts (Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District and Circuit Courts, as well as the United States District Court), as well on state and federal appellate matters. Over the years, she’s seen many court rooms, visited several jails and prisons, and worked with the different state and local law enforcement agencies as it it pertained to criminal law.
It is through her career as a paralegal that she came to rediscover her passion for mystery and suspense writing. Due to a tumultuous experience one day in the office, whereby she feared that there would be an at-work shooting, writing became her therapy for dealing with the after effects and stress. This emotion she was able to infuse into her first novel, Deadly Sins.
In addition to her career experience, as a writer, Tina has had wonderful opportunities to work and learn from law enforcement, through on-hands opportunities with her local Citizen’s Police Academy, as well as an evening overview of Forensic’s with the FBI.
After ten years in the field, Tina left the full-time practice to focus on writing. She is currently working on the continuation of her mystery series, as well as the beginning of her time travel, Fantasy- Romance series, called Dragons.