GRAND cover girl, Tina Sloan never lets the grass grow under her feet. We recently came across a marvelous article about Tina in the May issue of STUART Magazine.
“Former Guiding Light soap star Tina Sloan turned her real-life cliff-hanger into an opportunity to reinvent herself as a romance novelist
Cliff-hangers are a constant theme for Hobe Sound resident Tina Sloan, the actress best known for her 26-year stint as nurse Lillian Raines on the long-running CBS soap opera Guiding Light.
As soap fans are fully aware, the television genre is all about leaving viewers hanging after each daily episode. And when the show was canceled in 2009 after 57 years on the air, Sloan found herself facing a cliffhanger of her own: She was a 60-year-old actress at a time when there were not many roles for women her age.
She decided, why not write a book? In 2010, she penned her first—autobiography titled Changing Shoes. She also launched a one-woman show to go along with it, touring the country including stops in South Florida in Jupiter, Stuart, and Palm Beach. The play took audiences on a “walk” through the different stages of Sloan’s life, as the actress changed her shoes throughout the performance to correlate with each story she was telling.”
Featured image photo credit: Actress and writer Tina Sloan at home in Hobe Sound.
Photo by Steven Martine
Books by Tina Sloan
In Changing Shoes, Sloan tells her story through humorous anecdotes about the shoes she has worn throughout her personal and professional life. She imparts warm, relatable advice, including looks, love lives and sexuality, careers, families, and sense of self.
In Chasing Cleopatra, Tina tells us, “To the untrained eye, Cleopatra Gallier appears to lead a charmed life in Honolulu’s paradise. She is impossibly beautiful, clever, wealthy, and…trained to kill.
When she enters into a love affair with the much younger, irresistibly handsome rogue, Jake Regan, she finds herself colliding with an intricate terrorist plot.”
The story in Chasing Othello, unfolds in the deserts of Dubai and the beaches and gardens of Honolulu’s paradise. Amidst CIA agents and a family that could explode if Cleopatra’s deepest secret comes out, Cleo and Fiona finally face each other. But who is Fiona? Hidden under layers of secrets, this novel twists and turns as the handsome rogue Jake and his CIA undercover father Tripp fight battles of their own. A perfect cocktail of a spy thriller, romance, sex, revenge, and betrayal with a dash of hot fudge from American actress, playwright, and author Tina Sloan.
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