Then you must be talking about me!
Before I get onto the story behind the title of this post, I need to assure you all that no feelings were genuinely hurt, no pride was wounded, nor was there any vice-like pain in any part of my body–except my sides and cheeks after I laughed myself silly.
I’ve mentioned before that I have a magnetic personality. Well, not only do I attract some of the weirdest people, but I also attract some of the rudest. I can’t explain why this is, it just is–and I’m okay with it because it often makes for some great conversations later.
So last Thursday, I’m sitting at my little table at the book signing talking to people, signing postcards, answering questions and mentally calculating how many more minutes until I can hop out of the pressure cooker AKA the end of the book signing, when this lady walks up and plucks up one of my books. She flips it over and looks at the back, then looks at me. She turns her eyes back to the book, then peeks back up at me.
I mentally shook my head and thought she was nuts. I’m what most would consider average. I’m not take-a-second-look-gorgeous, but I’m also not what I’d consider sneak-another-peak-ugly, either. Just average–ordinary even. I very easily can blend into the crowd. Which means, once again, I’ve attracted a weirdo because she obviously cannot stop looking up at me every few seconds before returning her eyes to the book. And I must admit, that picture on the back of the book doesn’t do me any favors.
Then it happens. She flips the book back over and sets it down, saying, “You look better in your picture.”
As I said, no feelings, pride, heart, nor anything else was hurt by this, but I could barely hold my composure and after she left, I laughed so hard my sides and cheeks ached and tears streamed down my face. Who says this to someone?! Sure, we ALL think it from time to time, but what process takes place in someone’s brain that makes this proclamation travel from their mind out through their lips?
So anyway, the next day, the little group of us Timeless Quills gals got together and took all new head shots and a group picture:
(If you’d like to see individual headshots of all of us, visit the Timeless Quills website.)
So now for the question of the post–in spite of the fact there is a picture of me on the back (though I hear it’s more flattering than me in person) would any of you be interested in WINNING paperback copies of any of my books? I know they’re big and bulky compared to a little file on your Kindle/Nook or other eReader so maybe not the whole set, but a signed copy of a personal favorite? Any interest?