Hi! If you got here from and you’re just a little confused, don’t worry! This is the right page. 

I’m Tina, and I write fiction under the name Ana Tejano. There’s a long explanation, but the short of it is I use this pen name because it’s easier to spell and pronounce as compared to my full name (which I use in my day job, too).

So here’s my author page, and I’ve got new books/short stories coming up soon – so keep checking back. Thank you for visiting!

Fall Like Rain (Novella)


Rain De Castro has been in love with her best friend, Mark Velasco, for almost the entire time she has known him, but she’s clearly in the friend zone because he’s happily in a relationship. Or so she thought, until the news of his break-up reaches her. Now that Mark’s single again, she decides that it’s time to get out of the zone. But when her cousin Lissa comes into the picture and sets her eyes on Mark, Rain feels troubled when he gets a little too friendly with her. Rain is determined to fight for what she feels this time, but is it worth the effort if it’s a losing battle from the start? Will she back off to give way for her best friend’s happiness, even if it means losing him to someone else again?

My first published novella. :) This is 8 years in the making, so yay, finally. (Also wrote about it a little here)

Cover design by: Aia Arkoncel

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Wordplay is supposedly a 365-day fiction challenge in 2009 that I abandoned because it was hard and I got burned out. Heh. The blog is still alive for sentimentality purposes, and because I still update it every now and then. :)