I try to come away from every situation, good or bad, with new knowledge or a lesson learned. Here's what I learned from a recent photo shoot for a newspaper story about writers:
1) Never get new haircut I don't know how to fix right before photo shoot.
2) Never do photo shoot after getting braces (or at least try to smile with mouth closed)
3) Never do photo shoot with the gorgeous hot babe Linda Castillo (www.lindacastillo.com). Even on a good hair, no braces day, I am guaranteed to look like a goober when I'm next to her.
Actually, I would do another photo shoot with Linda in a second, despite her disgusting gorgeous-ness, because she's also smart, talented and one of the nicest people I know. Anyway, the article turned out great. Here's a link, if you're interested. It's the story that ran in the newspaper. I'm not sure the photos are there, though. I won't complain about that. ;-)
On to other topics... I'm so sad Don Knotts passed away. What a wonderful legacy of laughter he left behind! Some of my favorite Barney Fyfe moments: "Juanita...Juanita...Juanita." The bullet he always carried in his pocket. When he ticketed Gomer for a parking violation then committed the same offense, and Gomer did a "citizen's arrest." What are some of your favorite Barney Fyfe moments?
I have a winner for my February contest at www.jenniferarcher.net! Glena Spurgeon from Del City, Oklahoma will receive an autographed copy of my new novel MY PERFECTLY IMPERFECT LIFE. Thanks for entering the contest, Glena! The book hits bookstores tomorrow, if it's not out already! My new March contest will be up on the site soon. The winner will receive an autographed copy of a book from my backlist--winner's choice.