I’m so excited, I have a new author picture!! On the one hand, I feel so exposed, this is me, this is what I look like now, but on the other hand, not bad for fifty-freaking-three.
The picture was taken by the fabulously talented and incredibly kind and generous Brad Paris. He took my picture for the Tufts alumni magazine, they’re doing a piece about Unbelievable (thank you, thank you, thank you), and he is letting me use this one from that session (Tufts chose a different shot).
I like this one because of the hint of a self-conscious smile from me. It was taken in the garden behind the Morris-Jumel Mansion which I wrote about in the book. I had my hair blown out, but I’m not wearing any makeup except a very subtle shade of lipstick, and liner on my lower eyelids, which I could have skipped, it doesn’t really show up.
I seriously need new jeans. You can’t see but these are ripped to shreds, which is fine for hanging around I guess, but too sloppy for anything else. And I’m making an appointment to get my hair cut. That same cut just a few inches shorter.