Tina is a longtime friend of No Extra Words. Her work first appeared on the show last fall on Episode 19 and Episode 23. Her story, “Chipped” was on the list of the top 10 stories over our first 50 episodes. She is back with her third contribution to the show and, spoiler alert, will return before the end of 2016.

Tina Tocco’s flash fiction has appeared in New Ohio Review, Roanoke Review, River Styx, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Passages North, Portland Review, Italian Americana, and other journals. Her work for young readers can be found in various magazines, including Highlights, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids. Tina was a finalist in CALYX’s Flash Fiction Contest (2013), the 3rd Place Winner in The Southampton Review’s Short, Short Fiction Contest (2015), and an honorable mention in the River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest (2015). Her interview on flash and the craft of writing, “No Wasted Words,” appears in Roanoke Review. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell.

Happy listening,