So when asked to take a picture to promote this book
(IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN CASE YOU DIDN’T HEAR)
I had to borrow lip gloss from my daughter Karly.
(Although I’d like to think she doesn’t wear this color on her own mouth very often.)
Still, I was determined to work something out for an author bio picture because ohmigosh someone (and by “someone” I mean the amazing Leslie Marinelli) let me be in this book.
I decided I probably needed some nail polish (also borrowed from Karly) and then I dragged a blue bandanna out of Bill’s sock drawer. He wears them to keep the sweat off his brow while running so you can imagine how much I loved tying this onto my own head.
But it was worth it because y’all? I’m a published author.
What’s the book about, you ask? I’m so glad you did. Here’s a blurb from the back cover because I’m still reeling from the bandanna and can’t find the right words to say it myself:
“You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth” is a hilarious collection of true tales by women, for women, about being women—bodily changes, relationships, careers, motherhood, aging, illness, and more—written with the humor and grit that proudly sets In The Powder Room apart.
But be forewarned: we’re holding nothing back. We’re revealing our funniest deep dark secrets—because it’s through our most vulnerable and honest moments that we forge the strongest connections and discover we aren’t so alone after all.
I still can’t believe Leslie picked me, but she can’t back out now because TOO LATE!
For a list of all the fabulous authors in this anthology, visit at In The Powder Room.
And to order the book (because you KNOW you want to) visit my author page at Amazon.
That’s right. I have a freakin’ author page. Who knew I could make one of those?
Well, apparently my mother always believed in me.
And probably Bill, although he does NOT know I borrowed his bandanna for this picture yet. Do you think he’ll forgive me?
Because he looks so much better in it than his wife. With or without the lipstick.
Now please. At the risk of sounding needy, go buy this book here so I can start saving up for my own lipstick and nail polish. (I think my bandanna days are officially over, though.)
I really do love you all.
And a huge thank you to the co-authors. Because of you I get to put this picture…
And in case that isn’t awesome enough, there’s this:
(That’s our book on Amazon right next to David Sedaris. DAVID SEDARIS!)
Yeah. I have no more words.
(Okay. If you know me that’s not true.)