AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Dina Silver

Another Kindle Paperwhite wallpaper success story! Dina Silver wrote a lovely tale set in the ’80s Chicago suburban universe called One Pink Line. So John Hughes. It was so realistic, I was sure I knew all these characters.  I read it in one sitting and then sent the author a picture of the front of my kindle. This one…

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Let’s be honest. If you wrote a book and it was magically appearing all over the world on the wallpaper of people’s Kindles, you’d want to know, right? I thought so.

One Pink Line begins with teen love, unintended pregnancy, and moving forward. It matures into her daughter’s tale of coming to terms with her parents and her place in the world. It’s all tied together with beautiful string, veering around in a near-perfect circle. It’s delicious, quite frankly.

Her characters also talked me into buying truffle oil. Now I need to figure out what to do with it.

I’m very excited to say Dina Silver has a new book out!  Finding Bliss is making a very nice mark on the Amazon charts right now. It’s in my Kindle and set to be read this weekend, so a review is pending. For now, go see the lovefest going on over on the book’s sale page.

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Chloe Carlyle has always longed for the perfect family.

Growing up with an alcoholic single mother, she has seen her share of heartbreak and disappointment, and is striving to build a new legacy for herself. After graduating from college, she takes a job working as a summer girl for the Reeds—a wealthy, accomplished family that personifies her American dream. Her summer takes an unexpected turn when the Reeds’ eldest son, Tyler, the star quarterback for Notre Dame, shows up and turns her life upside down.

An ambitious young woman with a wry sense of humor, Chloe never imagined herself as the type to succumb to the looks and charms of the hometown hero, but she falls hard for Tyler, and is devastated when they part ways at the end of the summer. As she heads off to law school, Chloe tries to convince herself this was just a fling, but she can’t quite get over him. It’s not until Tyler contacts her out of the blue late one winter night that everything changes.

After doing everything in her power to build the perfect life, Chloe soon learns that there are things beyond her control. She must draw on inner reserves of strength as her life takes unpredictable—and sometimes heartbreaking—twists and turns, and she finds herself faced with decisions she never thought she’d have to make. Poignant, heartfelt, and emotional, Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don’t have to live a fairytale life in order to have a happy ending.

Without further fanfare (although I could totally go there) I give you…

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10 Questions with…Dina Silver

1. What is your favorite book?

Recent: Gone Girl   Classic: Pride & Prejudice

2. Which of your characters was hardest to write? Why?

Hmm…in Finding Bliss, probably Chloe’s mother b/c she’s suffering from mental illness. Just trying to grasp how her mind works was challenging.

3. As a child were you a tomboy or princess? Have you changed?

I think I’ve always been a princess 😉

4. Given unlimited time, what volunteer work most appeals to you?

Working at a cat shelter. Although I’d probably come home with 10 cats a day.

5. Which junk food can you not live without?

Cheese fries.

6. Which motivates you more? Success or Failure?

Success, for sure.

7. Which character on Sesame Street do you like most? Why?

Oscar the Grouch. He’s a realist.

8. What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese fries.

9. What is your favorite television show of all time?

This is a hard question b/c I’m a HUGE TV junkie. I can’t list only one… so here I go…LOST, Downton Abbey, Homeland, Will & Grace, The Office, Dexter & Game of Thrones. Used to love Mad Man and True Blood, but I’m not as crazed about those two any more.

10. What is your personal motto or philosophy?

If you want something done right, do it yourself.

Bonus: What do you want people to know about Finding Bliss?

I think the last line of the synopsis says it best, “Finding Bliss is a reminder that you don’t have to live a fairytale life in order to have a happy ending.”

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A graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a freelance copywriter in the advertising industry. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her family in suburban Chicago. Additionally, she enjoys cheese fries, reality TV and talking about herself in the third person.

For more riveting information, visit dinasilver.com

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