Ok, so here is the big problem with having Carley Stevens-McLauglin shoot your author photo: you will probably never look this good again in your life.
The shoot was one of the most fun afternoons I have had in while--lots of time to sit and talk and drink coffee beforehand, and a no-fuss, totally relaxed photo session that made me feel completely comfortable. I have never been one to shy away from the camera, but let's just say that results may vary widely, and generally for the worse. But not this time. Thanks, Carley, for your amazing skill, your generosity, and your personal warmth. And thanks most of all for making me look my best at a time when I really need to do just that.