Welcome to The Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and Debut authors. This week I have the pleasure introducing readers to:
~Author of One Pink Line~
Well, I love red wine & cheese fries. I’m also a huge cat lover (I have two), and currently live in the Chicago suburbs with my husband and our nine-year-old son. I’ve been working as a freelance copywriter in the advertising industry for about fifteen years, and am thrilled to have finally made the transition to published novelist!
What inspired you to write One Pink Line?
One Pink Line was inspired by a girlfriend of mine and her life experiences. She found herself unexpectedly pregnant at a young age, just as she was graduating college, and was faced with many difficult decisions. After hearing everything she went through, I found that at the core of her experience was a really wonderful love story…and I just had to write about it.
Did you have to do any research or traveling for your novel?
Unfortunately not. The book takes place in Chicago, but next time I really need to weave in some exotic local that will give me an excuse to get out of town.
Your book has been made into a movie, who is playing the main character and why?
I love this question, because I love movies, and it would be an absolute dream come true to see One Pink Line on the big screen. I actually have a Pinterest board dedicated to what actors I think would be perfect for the part of Ethan. Here’s the link: http://pinterest.com/dinasilver/actors-who-could-play-ethan-in-one-pink-line/ and they are:
· Chris Pine
· Chris Evans
· Chris Hemsworth
· Liam Hemsworth
· Jim Parrack
What authors have inspired you or your work?
I would say Helen Fielding, Melissa Bank and Jane Austen.
Whats on the horizon for you Dina?
Thank you for asking! My second novel, Kat Fight, will be released this summer. This is really exciting for me because it’s loosely based on how I met my husband, and I wrote it three years ago. So to see this finally come to fruition is a huge thrill.
Thank you so much Dina for being on the spotlight today....I think your picks for Ethan are perfect, however out of that lot I would have to go with Chris Pine.....
Friends, if you haven't picked up this cute and fun story now is your chance...enter the giveaway or buy your copy today. I know I loved it and you will too.
Today Dina is offering one eBook copy to a reader at TBR's. To enter please just leave a comment. Open to everyone and a winner will be drawn June 16, 2012.
Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver’s tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women’s fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love.
This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is.
Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-read for anyone who relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.