“I love to hop off on the road less traveled, for it usually leads to grand estates with whispered secrets, spooky mansions with dark tales they could tell...at least in my imagination.” This simple thought is what drives Tina Czarnota in both her art and her work. From the time she first opened up a Nancy Drew book, she was drawn to the mysterious, something that also fueled a love of Bed and Breakfasts.
Czarnota had always loved the quaint little places she feels give people an opportunity to get a slice of home and history while traveling. It was that love that led her to ask a bookstore clerk if they had any mysteries that were set in a B&B. When the answer was “no”, Czarnota determined to write one herself.
With the images and love of mystery firmly in mind, Czarnota began the novel that would eventually be called Country Inn, Dead and Breakfast. It didn’t stop there, though. Like many other writers, she was captivated by the images her stories invoked and decided to take the next step in her creative journey.
Determined to make her dream of making a movie from her work a reality, Czarnota got an agent and began shopping her script around. With the retirement of her agent and a few disappointments, she decided to take matters into her own hands and start a company to produce the movies herself. She found encouragement and inspiration in the technology available these days and is currently working on getting the production underway. When asked what she feels makes a good movie, Czarnota replied, “I'm not big on movies that are all special effects and no substance in the story. Great story line, plotting, wonderful acting and a great reveal or climax. A feel good feeling when I leave a theater.”
Czarnota’s passions run far deeper than telling mysterious tales set in B&Bs. She’s also become involved in charitable efforts benefiting the establishments, as well as animals. For more information on Czarnota, visit her website.