Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Fact That I Got My Hair Cut Is Not Why I'm Writing This Entry

But since I know you're fascinated by the subject, I figured I'd offer a before and after visual.

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!


Anonymous said...

It's a fine haircut and fine photo. The glasses, though have GOT to go. Such a pretty face should not have glasses extending beyond the temples.

Upload a photo, sans glasses, on http://www.framesdirect.com/tryon/framefinder.aspx for example, amd, refraining from choosing another pair of frames that are too big, have a blast trying them on. You don't have to lose peripheral vision if the glasses don't extend so far, dear.

Such a talented, pretty face should be nicely framed - and frames with color might work well, too. You could have a contest.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Anonymous-

I have an hour and half before I leave for my flight.

New glasses will simply have to wait!

Ing said...

Great hair cut! And I must say I am the happiest girl on the earth (or moon) because I got an ARC of Shade of the Moon at the HMH Booth this evening! I can't wait to dig in! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us in the form of such amazing books!!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Great news, Ing. I'm looking forward to signing it tomorrow!

Ing said...

That will be awesome! I am loving it so far!!! Can't put it down!!

Ing said...

It was such a blessing to meet you today! I am now at the Sexton vs. White Birch soccer match! Loving every page! Thank you so much for your kindness and for allowing me to take a picture of you with Lobster! Safe travels and I am looking forward to your next work! Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed The Year Without Michael as well!
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Ing said...

Okay! Sorry for taking up all the comments! But I just finished The Shade of the Moon and I have to say one word: AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Ing.

It was a joy to meet you!