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Today, we welcome Dina Silver and her debut novel, “One Pink Line.” A graduate of Purdue University, Dina has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. In addition to writing ad copy, she formed Dina’s Ideas, a greeting card company, in 2003. Dina serves as the sole writer and designer for the business and has penned over 300 greeting cards since its inception.
After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist this year. She even has another novel, “Kat Fight,” coming out this summer! I initially connected with Dina on Facebook. We hit it off right away and Dina sent me a copy of “One Pink Line.” To say I loved it is an understatement (and I have the review to prove it!) “One Pink Line” is a great example of a loving and moving chick lit novel.
Dina is here to tell us what Sydney, one of the heroines of “One Pink Line,” is up to these days, and she does it in story form. If you haven’t read “One Pink Line,” please note that this contains spoilers. If you want to wait until after you’ve read the book, the post will be waiting for you when you get back. In the meantime, you could win your own copy, as Dina has two paperbacks and two e-books to give away to some lucky readers anywhere in the world!
Pride for the Bride
I hurried up to the brownstone on Oak Street, which housed Ultimate Bride, and took the stairs to the second floor where Grace was waiting impatiently in the reception area.
“They had me standing here for fifteen minutes before anyone even glanced in my direction,” she huffed and waved her long arms. “I literally had to grab some woman by the elbow to get her attention.”
I smiled at my daughter, so tall and beautiful, only weeks away from becoming a wife, yet displaying the exact same pout she’d had since she was two years old.
“Grace, you have an appointment, they know you’re here, and I’m sure they will get you into a room as soon as they can,” I said as we observed a women dressed in all black lugging an enormous gown over her shoulder, trying desperately to make haste as she passed in front of us.
“It looks like she’s carrying a dead bride,” Grace snickered.
“Grace!” I gasped, but at least she was smiling.
Grace sighed and reached for my hand. “Sorry, mom, I feel better now that you’re here.”
“Thanks, honey,” I said. I was over the moon to be spending the afternoon with her. For a mother, watching your daughter stand on a pedestal being fitted for her wedding gown is right up there with having your daughter be placed in your arms minutes after her birth, as two of life’s greatestpleasures.
“I have to tell you something,” Grace started with a look of fret, “and I’m probably picking the wrong moment to do so, but here goes.” She paused. “Kevin replied ‘yes’ to the invitation.”
The wedding plans had taken a toll on our normally amiable relationship when she broke the news to me that she wanted to invite Kevin, her biological father, to the ceremony. Since she inherited my smart-ass gene, I assumed she was simply trying to push my already frazzled mother-of-the-bride-buttons, until she then broke the news that she’d gone ahead and invited him without my blessing. She told Ethan and I that it was important to her to at least extend the invitation to him – a gesture of good faith, she said. The expression on my face must have been revolutionary, because in all of our years together, I’ve never seen Ethan look at me with such fearful trepidation.The argument that ensued between my headstrong daughter and I included a trifecta of door slamming, saliva hurling and ego bruising. Although we both agreed on one thing, we each thought the other was completely selfish and void of any common courtesy.
How to win “One Pink Line”:
Since Dina’s last name is Silver and the title of her book has the word “Pink,” just tell us what color represents your personality. (One entry per person.)
Giveaway ends June 3rd.