November 28th, 2010
Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan Update

This was put together by Cheyenne McCray and Erin Quinn:

A plea to help someone in need: Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan has been taken suddenly and seriously ill. She has an affliction called Arteriovenous malformation or AVM in her brain and was taken from a book signing by ambulance just before Thanksgiving. To survive, our dear friend has undergone 4 brain surgeries in one week and will be in ICU for a month. No family is ever prepared for such a thing and Tina’s will be hard put to make ends meet once the astronomical bills for brain surgeons and critical care start rolling in. In times like this, every dollar helps and her friends in the writing community are banding together to ask you to open your hearts (and wallets) to help get Tina’s family through this. Tina’s smiles and laughter are infectious and well known to readers and authors across the country who have embraced her books. Writing as Cassie Ryan, Tina’s most recent release was Seducing the Succubus in October 2010 with Berkley. Her second book in the series, The Demon and the Succubus is due in stores April, 2011. Tina is one of those people who has never met a stranger. If you follow her on Facebook, you’ll know that she’s always greeted each day with a positive outlook and a genuine love for her fellow human. She’s the first to say, “I’m in” when someone needs help. Hopefully, we can all show her that what goes around, comes around by giving back to this amazing person.

Tina lives in Glendale, AZ and is married to Jon Gerow and has a teenage son who thinks his mom rocks. Please send your prayers, positive energy and love out into the universe with Tina’s name on it. Cards can be mailed to: Tina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX 42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080.

Any donations you would like to make to Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan to help with the burden of mounting medical bills, can be given by visiting: or by sending a check to Tina Gerow, c/o SBP PO BOX 42255, Phoenix, AZ 85080.

12 comments to “Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan Update”

  1. Thanks for the info/update. I’d seen Tina’s husband’s post on Facebook that she’d gone in for surgery but didn’t realize how extensive it was. I shared the above info on FB. I can’t imagine how awful this is for the whole family.

  2. Charli, Thanks for spreading the info.

  3. Oh my goodness! I hope you don’t mind my sharing this at my blog.

  4. This is so awful but thanks letting us all know. I had no idea. Will try to spread the word.

  5. Thanks J for putting this up.

    I had heard some words but didn’t know the whole story.

    Will put her and her family in my prayers

  6. Wow, that’s horrible! I will definitely keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Lauren, Share away. We need all the help we can get. If you have a problem with the Paypal link, then you can send stuff to:jon6268 AT


  8. HelenKay, Please do.

  9. Thank you, V. It’s messed up.

  10. Alexa, Thank you.

  11. Done. Thanks for letting us know. I recently attended a class she gave at SA that was wonderful and her upbeat personality was contagious.

    I’ll keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Liz, Tina is terrific. Her personality is definitely contagious. I can’t wait to see her smile again.