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I really, really want pink hair.

Or even just some blue stripes. (One of my characters has them.)

Alas, I have to report to an office every day, where the image we strive to project is, “Yes, you can trust us to manage your money. We are sober and non-flashy.”

So I have a little bit of hair envy toward the lovely Laini Taylor, a Portland author I met Tuesday evening. She is the author of Blackbringer, the first novel in the Dreamdark series. The second book, Silksinger, comes out next year. (They are middle grade.) I now have the first book on order for my son, so we can read it before the second one comes out! You can check out our date at Laini’s blog. We met at Sweet Masterpiece, where Laini had a pretty plum tart, and I had melt-in-your-mouth carrot cake. Nom nom nom! We talked about writing and life, two of my favorite topics.

She even brought me presents!

I, lamely, had nothing for her. (Fail.)

Look at the beautiful Lady she gave me.

I’m going to order a mermaid Lady, too.

She ALSO gave me this candle, and I swear to you, I’m sitting at my desk right now, inhaling the aroma like it’s the key to long life. It smells sooo good!

Laini has avoided joining LiveJournal so far. I wonder if some friendly writers wandered over to her blog, if she might re-consider?


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Sep. 11th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
I just read about your date over at Laini's blog...SO fun! I'm seriously jealous!
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
So you saw her shout-out of your book!

Sep. 11th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
i did! am flattered that you went into public with it!
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Hi Lisa! Ah, the lure of "LJ" -- maybe I will give it a go. I don't know though. Live Journal makes me feel stoopid. It just took me about 3 minutes to figure out how to leap you an "inscription" -- the comment form wasn't popping up. I swear! I feel like an old coot who can't figure out technology! It was awesome meeting you yesterday. I hope to be able to do it regularly! (And thanks for ordering my book! I hope your son likes it!)
-- Laini :-)
Sep. 11th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
how about a little pink or blue hair extensions that you can take off for the work week?
Sep. 11th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Excellent idea!
Sep. 11th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Aw, yeah, when Crissa Chappell visited me she gave me an awesome gift bag and I gave her nothing. But someday I will either return the favor or pass it on. Or both! I love the mermaid Lady. It sounds like such a fun day!
Sep. 11th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
We are made of fail.


But we learn quickly.

Sep. 11th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Is there anything that girl can't do? I didn't know she did candles too! Wow!!
Sep. 11th, 2008 12:44 pm (UTC)
YES, after I met Laini last year at the Kidlitosphere conference, I was obsessed with some red streaks in the hair... anything!

Also, I just recently found out that the super cool ornament/angel I gave a good friend last year was one of Laini's!
Sep. 12th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
She's a total sweetheart, in addition to being multi-talented!
Sep. 11th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
My MC in the current WIP has pink hair!
Sep. 12th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Really? Cool!
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Sep. 12th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
I had to wear a wig once for several months, so no ... I won't ever wear one again. But I won't always work in an office. :-)
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