Santa brought a new lens for the Nikon D-80. It’s a portrait lens, very fast and bright. Note the lovely depth of field. However, it’s been forever since I’ve used a fixed lens, and I need a lot more practice at it. Here are my inaugural shots. I didn’t crop these but WordPress did, sorry. Barkis is my guinea dobe:
It’s the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, who invented a way for the blind to read and write. Genius! Another technology hasn’t replaced Braille for writing–it’s still the standard. I first met Lillian as a reader who wrote me letters about my books. Last year at a booksigning, we finally got to meet. I know she joins me in saying, Bonne anniversaire, Louis!
A free copy plus a $40 certificate to buy any book you want! See below for entry info:
FORTUNE’S MAGIC FARM
In Fortune’s Magic Farm (coming March 1, 2009), Isabelle meets two people who share a very special magical skill.
Imagine your own story in which your hero discovers that he or she has a special magical power. Write a few paragraphs about the moment when your hero discovers that power.
Email your story to Suzanne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “contest” in the subject line. Or mail your story to Suzanne at Writing Contest, PO Box 10414, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Include a drawing if you’d like.
Four winners will each receive a $40 gift certificate to the bookstore of his/her choice and a signed copy of Fortune’s Magic Farm. Winning stories will be posted on Suzanne’s website. Entry deadline: February 1, 2009.