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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?

Comments

annamlewis
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!
lkmadigan
Sep. 12th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
She's a total sweetheart, in addition to being multi-talented!