Monday, October 12, 2015

Look! I'm on a book!

Plus, I'm obviously very poetic.

My sister just sent me a link to this book, because she recognized the cover photo.

Top right--little girl with braids looped up Heidi-style, furiously engaged with her book.  Aren't I cute?  (My dad's skill with utilizing "sweet light" doesn't hurt.)  I don't know how this particular photo escaped his stock agency into some sort of public domain, but I know it's out there--I first saw it on a billboard advertising, appropriately enough, the Oregon Education Association.  "Working Wonders in Oregon Schools" was the tagline, and given that I'm both a product of Oregon schools and have been employed in Oregon schools for nearly two decades, I guess I make a pretty good poster child.  

Anyways.  I just had to share.  It's always a little disconcerting, but also kind of fun.  Back when stock agencies were how photographers shared non-assignment photos, we'd run into pictures of our family all over the place*, but now that the internet has changed everything, it's pretty rare.  I see the book is not new, so I guess that also explains it.  

I marked it "to read" on Goodreads, but it actually sounds kind of dry.  Let me know if you know otherwise...

*Like, a picture of my mom and our husky on the packaging for an emergency whistle, or a picture of my nephew's first hair cut appearing in a mall in Iowa, where another sister happened to be.


  1. That is so cool! It must have been so weird to see your pictures all over the place, but also quite fun- I am sure that very few people can say that they have been on billboards and book covers!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  2. How surreal! I can't imagine seeing myself all over the place. But a book ... well, that would be fun!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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