Tina Rowley

writer + (performer) + [space left blank for surprises]

Welcome to the internet home of Tina Rowley. Here you'll find my blog, links to my other published writing, and whatever ends up climbing into the space I left blank for surprises.


The quick version:

Tina Rowley = freelance writer x (occasional performer + minimally skilled/maximally enthusiastic digital artist) - (whole non-internet person w/non-transferable total gestalt, you know?) (Bios, man.)

To reach me, send an email to tina.k.rowley@gmail.com.

But if you have a moment:

Hey, hello. Thanks for visiting my About page. My name is Tina Rowley and I’m a writer. I’ve written for The Stranger, Tue/Night and The Seattle Star, and I’m very happy to say that I’ll be writing on a regular basis for a website called Quiet Revolution, which is the brainchild of Susan Cain, who wrote the bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. (Please go and subscribe to their website even if you’re not an introvert. They won’t know.)

I also have a blog called The Gallivanting Monkey, which I began in 2005 over on good old Blogger, where it lived for a decade. Now the blog has gallivanted on over here, where it will live from now on. I've assembled some of my favorites from the old blog in the Writing Elsewhere section here, but the blog is still over there, like a little museum, or Pompeii. You can wander around over there and see things.  The archive section on the left also links month-by-month to ten years of my posts over there.

Before I was a writer, I was an actress. I majored in Theatre at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and went on to do all kinds of theatre for 15 or so years after that. I wrote and performed sketch comedy, acted very seriously in serious plays where I had to cry a lot, and had a regular gig for several years voicing sketches for a radio show called ReWind with Bill Radke, which was nationally syndicated on NPR. I've also done stand-up comedy three times, and pretended to be a doctor in a few short industrial films. Every now and then I make my way onto a stage again and do things.  

Also, I love to make little pictures in Paintbrush. I just love it, that's all.

 Finally, I live in Seattle with my husband and two sons, all of whom (husband, sons, city) I adore.