The before comes from a visit with my worldly and sophisticated friend Renee that I took last week. Our many adventures included a trip to the Washington Nationals ballpark (the Nats beat the Rockies 5-1, and it was a very good game).
Before the game began, and after many trips to many gift shops looking for just the right Teddy Roosevelt doll (which, it turns out, doesn't exist), I found a photograph of one of my father's all time favorite players, Moe Berg. So I posed in front of it.
Today I got my hair cut, and I requested that Cathy, the wonderful woman who has been struggling with my hair lo these many years, take a picture. She took a bunch, and it's a sad commentary on my complete lack of photographicability, that this is the best of them.
My hair looks good though, and I look like my cousin Fran, who I love, so that's all right too.
Okay. Onto the real reason for this entry. It turns out that my publisher, the currently much cherished (because they don't owe me any money) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is giving away 25 ARCs of The Shade Of The Moon by way of goodreads. I don't know if they have a Bolivian hat to make their selection job any easier, and they are limiting their offer to people in the United States, but it's still your best shot at getting a free ARC, since I don't have a single one to spare. As of the moment, you have 12 days and a number of hours to enter, but 12 days from now you'll only have a number of hours to enter, so you might not want to dawdle to excess.
The day after tomorrow I go to Chicago, where I will dodge thunderstorms and victory parades, and if I can squirrel away any Shade ARCs, I certainly will. But even so, you might do better to try your luck over at goodreads, since my suitcase will be filled with pads and pencils and pens and candy, and 25 ARCs is at least 20 ARCs more than I'll be willing to carry.
I am now going to email my cousin Fran that picture of me so she can see the family resemblance. Pfeffer is definitely a dominant gene!