Day 7 of Tina’s Virtual Blog Tour: CIPA Bookshelf

Tuesday, February 8 on the blog tour trail –

Tina Collen continues her tour today to promote her book – Storm of the i. Monday, Tina visited Wendy Hines at Minding Spot, where Wendy reviewed the book.  Today, Tina has written a guest post for CIPA Bookshelf back home in Denver. Storm of the i won a first place 2010 CIPA EVVY Award for autobiography.

Read Tina’s guest post  and leave a comment to win a free autographed copy.

To enter, leave a comment that answers this question:

Oftentimes the objects we hold onto contain cryptic clues that point towards something deeper about ourselves. Take a look around your house (or your room) at the things with which you have surrounded yourself. Is there anything you are still hanging onto that seems to contain a hidden message for you? What do you think it is?

A quotefor the day from Tina –

“I start up the engine and plug my cell phone into the charger. I dial my parents’ number. My father answers on the first ring.

“Hi Dad,” I say. “This is Tina. Do you have a few minutes to talk?”

“No,” he says. “Not really.”

I begin anyway. “You know, Dad, I haven’t spoken from my heart since … well, maybe ever. I’ve always been afraid to. But after this last trip to New York for the wedding, I see so clearly all the pain that has been caused. It’s like you and I have been at war for as long as I can remember. No one even knows how it started. I want to find a way to end it.”

“Well, you should have thought about that before you wrote The Letter.”

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