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Posted on November 29, 2015 by Christine Crosby in GRAND Magazine, grandchild, spoiling, Tina Sloan

Let The Spoiling Begin…A Note From Tina Sloan

Thank you, Tina Sloan, for sharing this picture of you with your adorable new grandchild, Hazel!

If Tina’s name sounds familiar, it’s with good reason. Tina is a speaker, author, actress, wife, and mother best known for her 26-year role on CBS’s soap Guiding Light and as author of Changing Shoes: Getting Older – Not Old – with Style, Humor and Grace based on her autobiographical one-woman show. Tina tours the country both as a speaker and actress, and blogs occasionally at the Huffington Post.

Tina has appeared on Law & Order: SVUThird Watch and in numerous films including in Woody Allen’s Celebrity and The Curse of the Jade ScorpionThe Brave One with Jodi Foster, Changing Lanes with Ben Affleck, The Guru with Marisa Tomei, People I Know with Al Pacino and Black Swan with Natalie Portman. Tina is featured in three new web series: venicetheseriesempiretheseries and beaconhill as well as recently released movies: Oh My Love, and Happy New Year. Tina Sloan on the cover of GRAND Magazine.

On top of all this, we were proud to feature, Tina on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of GRAND Magazine – click here to read all about Tina in that issue. 

Tina has been married for 38 years. She and her husband have a son who was stationed in Iraq as a Marine after graduating from Harvard. Happily he is safely back, has graduated from Harvard Business School, just got married, and now lives in Baltimore, MD… so she can breathe again.


“No one knows more about the necessity of reinvention than an actress being shoved offstage. I went from sexy star of the show, to mother and then to grandmother of the star. I could give up or reinvent myself, and I chose to stay in the game.

I would love to share my secrets for not just surviving but thriving during the hilarious and, at times, devastating process of aging. Let’s all remain fabulous and frisky by staying in the game of life!”

If you haven’t read Tina’s book Changing Shoes, you are in for another treat. The book, is about staying in the game as you go through life. Diminishment and fading away are turned upside down with funny stories from, Guiding Light, the soap opera she was on for 26 years. Changing Shoes adds levity to the time of life when one can feel overlooked. Tina shows how to stay forever frisky in all areas of life —laughing and admitting her foibles as she goes.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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