First, from Julie and many others: the best self-portraits in the history of the world. Alex Holder, she of the Awesome Blonde Hair, commissioned these portraits as part of Women’s Day. Can we all take a moment to marvel at her boyfriend’s mustache?
And ponder where they found that beige turtleneck – and that teal jumpsuit?!
Well played, Ms. Holder. Well played.
Second, in a totally different direction, last week I was a keynote speaker at PubCamp, talking about reader issues and the bad news and good news from a reader’s perspective. The text of my speech is online at Kirkus if you’d like to read it – it’s mostly accurate to what I said, though I do tend to go off my own outline when I’m speaking. I know I definitely thanked the folks manning the espresso machines for keeping me caffeinated – but that’s a given wherever I am.