Tuesday was all about Changing Shoes and Tina Sloan. The Guiding Light star turned author, was in Atlanta for the day to promote her soon-to-be best selling book, Changing Shoes.
Tina and I met more than a year ago when she was starring in the stage version of her book and we became instant friends. ( I am a huge Guiding Light fan, by the way!) When I was up in NYC last October, Tina took me to her favorite uptown restaurant. So when she informed me a few months back that she would be in Atlanta on October 5th, a set that date aside.
I surprised Tina with a visit to Fox 5 News. Here she is sitting with Good Day Atlanta's
Karen Graham, chatting about Changing Shoes, the book, the play and getting older with "
style, humor and grace
." It was a wonderful interview.
Tina left Fox and headed to WXIA for another TV interview. This time with Atlanta & Company.
The afternoon then took a sophisticated turn.
The Four Seasons Atlanta treated us to the most aromatic gourmet teas along with an assortment of delicious finger sandwiches and sweets, including warm scones.
Owner and President of
(and the mastermind behind the "
, holds Tina's book as we posed for a picture with the soap star herself.
has been flying off the bookshelves, its just that good!
The moment had arrived that so many fans of Tina Sloan and Guiding Light had been waiting for, the Changing Shoes lecture and book signing at Barnes & Noble. Tina had an audience of loyal Southern fans - A captive audience that could have sat all night and listened to Tina share wonderful stories. As expected, much of the talk surrounded the Guiding Light. But many insightful facts about Changing Shoes were also shared. The book is a smash hit, that goes without saying. And surprisingly, its quite popular among men. Changing Shoes resonates with fathers, husbands and brothers as it's message delivers tender, loving guidance on issues that affect the women in our lives.
, wouldn't have missed the book signing for any reason. She and I grew up watching the Guiding Light. Maria went to the Changing Shoes play last year and now that she has her personalized inscribed copy, she'll have the book read by the weekend!
Finally, it was my turn to get my copy signed!
for my book review.