Want to wake up that gypsy soul savant? Crash through those creative barriers? Escape on retreat to some far flung beautiful place? Change your life? Regina Tingle is your girl. An edifying editor with strong connections and creative grace, Regina is a sassy, fun workshop leader who knows how to cry and laugh as you hit that bedrock of your own truth. Being with Regina is about strength, beauty, creativity and dream weaving. Walk alongside Regina? And anything is possible: deep, abiding love; that next book you want to write; the 4.5 million house on the beach. She holds it all with her wide smile, her breadth of experience and her depth.
—Suzanne Kingsbury, critically-acclaimed novelist and founder of Gateless Gate Writing. Currently, she resides in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Regina’s grounded fierceness will bring out the warrior princess in you.
– Sylvie Kurtz, author of novels that explore the complexity of the human mind and the thrill of suspense.
Dear Regina: Your prompt was such an inspiration as it allowed freedom to go wherever the mind wanted to take me, to my son, who I think about often but have never gone where this piece took me. Your strong presence in the group is grounding, your voice authoritative far beyond your years. It is an honor to be here with you.
– Kathleen Moran, author of forthcoming memoir The Widow and the Hijacker, Green House Press. Kathleen lives in Long Island, New York where she teaches writing and literature.
Regina inspires me to go further into my writing than I would otherwise. Her presence is skillful and insightful. Her relaxed approach to facilitating helps me be more of myself in my writing after sitting with her. Her workshops rock!
—Minton Sparks, spoken word artist, singer, songwriter and teacher of writing and performing arts from Nashville, Tennessee.
What Regina gives is permission to be wild with your words and imagination or, to tell your very honest story of self. I learned and laughed deeply in her workshop; I wish I could return again and again!
–Kate Baldwin, poet, marketing and communications writer from Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Regina’s presence in the classroom and in salon is an inspiration. Her passion for the written word and for bringing forth the best from her writers is both contagious and exciting. The body of work that I have produced with her help is some of my best writing and then it has been enhanced by her gentle loving feedback. I intend to remain close to her so as to continue to gain from her gifts.
–Dulcie Witman, MFA fiction writer, therapist, advice columnist, creator of acclaimed fiction course, “Making it up to Make it Real.”
Regina’s wide smile and open heart prompted me to write my stories down. She teaches her students about trust, and truth, and passion. Around her, I knew my work would be heard and held and hallowed.
—Jodi Paloni, writing professor, life coach, novelist and the 2013 recipient of the Short Story America Prize for Short Fiction
At a time when I was at a standstill as a speaker and new author, Regina brought a fresh perspective of how to relay my message to others. She was organized and focused, transforming my vision into an action plan.
—Tamra Fairbrother, motivational speaker, coach and author
Regina is a wonderful writer, so intuitive and passionate and the ability to really nail the brief. Blackdog engaged Regina to help flesh out the story behind one of the brands we were developing and I have nothing but praise for how she created this. It wasn’t just words on a page but words that kept off the page and breathed life into the brand, impressing both myself and the client. Along with her talent she is one of the nicest people to work with and wouldn’t hesitate to engage her services again.
–George Williams, Top Dog, Blackdog Design Limited, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Regina knocks you out with a radiant beauty that is way more than skin deep. Her vibe is friendly and laid back but her writing is down right fierce. Both a warrior and a goddess, a sentinel and a sage – this girl can anchor down and hold a safe place for your deepest truths and if flights of fancy are your thing, she can help you to fly! Regina’s an enthusiastic gypsy, a wise world traveler and an accomplished dream maker whose warm, vibrant smile is like a bright beacon welcoming you back home – to yourself and the stories that have gathered in the temples of your sweet, vulnerable heart.
– Karen Kenney ~ Writer, Workshop Leader, Spiritual Mentor, Gateless Teacher, Potty Mouth, Yoga Teacher & Host of the “The Yoga Show with Karen”