Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sandy and Ogden Peeps, I'm Comin' to Getcha! But not in a scary way... Plus, Kid B's Self Portrait


Have you ever wanted to see what I drew when HarperCollins asked me what I envisioned for the cover of EVERNEATH? 

Then come to the Sandy Library tonight at 7:00 p.m. I will be talking about my publishing process, my rejection letters and my own homemade version of my cover. Plus, I will be giving away the last of my Everneath guitar pick necklaces. 

If you can't come tonight, then plan on the Pleasant Valley Library in Ogden on Thursday at 6:30. I will be doing more of the same. But different!

If you live near either of these wonderful libraries, stop by and say hi. Please. I'm not going to beg. Fine, pretty please. 

On to the post! 

Do you ever wonder how your kids see themselves? Well, I am no longer worried about Kid B's self-image. Here is a self portrait he drew at school:

A few things of note:

1. Those are rays of sun emanating from his body.
2. Those are other people he's standing on.
3. That is a trophy he's holding. Probably for all of his hard work. You know... being the source of all light. And trampling on those around him. Takes work.

Yeah, his ego is perfectly in tact. 

So, yon bloggerville, will I see you at either of my library events this week? 


  1. When are you coming to the Orem area? :-)

  2. Oh man...despite having a cold I might have to try to swing by!!!!!!!! I will do anything to snag a necklace since I missed them at that TKE signing! Also because of sickness!

  3. I used to live by both those libraries. Not at the same time though. Now I live in Georgia but have fun!

  4. I wish I could be there! I hate that I live so far away!

  5. Sounds like those events will be fun-- wish I could be there!

    And the self-portrait is exactly what a self-portrait should be. Gotta love those kids with a good ego...uh, I mean high self-esteem. ;)

  6. I will definitely be there tonight! Can't wait to see you again, Ms. Ashton!