Tia’s Bio

About Tia

Tia_009Professional Bio:

Tia McCollors used to dream of being a television news anchor, but her destiny led her behind the pages instead of in front of the cameras. After earning a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill, she went on to work several jobs in the public relations industry. In 1999, a job layoff prompted Tia to discover and pursue a writing career.  Following the birth of her son in 2006, she left the corporate arena to focus on raising her children and her burgeoning writing career.

In addition to being an author, Tia is an inspirational speaker and instructor for writing workshops. She particularly enjoys coaching women of faith, female entrepreneurs, and stay-at-home mothers.

A native of Greensboro, NC, she now lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and children.

In Tia’s Own Words:

I know that including a professional bio is the proper thing to do, but you may want to know who I am “behind the pen.”

I’m the wife to a God-fearing husband whose wisdom and vision extend far beyond his years. I’m the mother of two children – one boy, one girl – who light up my life. I honestly don’t remember what I used to do before them, and it doesn’t take much to make my eyes well with tears when I think about the small things — like their first day of school, losing their first tooth and the day they no longer want to crawl up in my lap and fall asleep. That’s why I love taking pictures – because I believe in making and capturing memories.

Italian food is my favorite cuisine, and when the time is right I’m going to hire a personal chef. I cook out of necessity, not enjoyment, but I love to clean up. It helps me to sort my thoughts when my mind is cluttered. And more than that, I like to organize papers and color-code files. Yep. You read it right!

Spending time with my family tops my lists of favorite things to do, and my girlfriends run a close second. Whenever I’m with them, there’s always at least once during our time together that I laugh until I cry, a sharp pain shoots down the center of my stomach, and I know I’m making one of those real ugly-laughing faces. Laughter is good for the soul.

I’m blessed with the gift of writing (although I wish I could sing, too), and I like to write books that make people want to have a closer relationship with God. It’s what I call a “sweet blend of faith and fiction” so that people can taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalms 34:8). Often times writing books puts you on the front lines of criticism because everyone wants to add their two cents. I don’t mind. It comes with the territory. But when it’s all said and done, my purpose is to please one person – the true and living God. And I think I’m doing a pretty good job at it! I hope readers think so, too.