15 minute posts,  Buddies,  Shop Talk


My friend Anna (aka BeachMama) is here from Canada and she’s been taking photos of me for all my various “head-shot” author needs. Surprisingly, they’ve been many and I’ve been winging it with hand-held crap shots which was not really very professional. Don’t even get me started on the shot that is on the back page of my first two books.

Anyway, It’s very weird being on the other side of the camera. I’m probably the world’s most awkward model. But she’s making it fun, thankfully.

I’ve tried to show her all the best sides of the sticks, which is a tiny bit challenging. Of all places to come visit when you’re in California…I don’t think my town is on the top of anybody’s list. Unless maybe you’re working for People of Walmart. There are a few amazing spots but of course since I’ve been on the lens side of the camera (and trying desperately to keep my giant green purse and camera phone out of the shots), I don’t have many photos to show you.

But I will soon! She’s taking tons of photos of me and making me look fabulous! She’s a pretty amazing photographer.

So I took her to Palm Springs. She took a thousand photos of me.

I instagrammed it.

@beach_mama is here!

Today I’m taking her to the beach. Then she has to fly away home which is very sad. But it’s been a blast having her here!


  • TexasLea

    Fun! I can’t wait to see the pics. Thanks for the People of WalMart link. I haven’t seen that yet and I really needed the laugh today!

  • Mrs. Wilson

    So awesome! I always find it extremely awkward to be on the other side of the camera, too. I’m not a fan.

    But! I’m excited to see what she comes up with for you!

  • BeachMama

    Was such a pleasure to spend a few days photographing you! You are always out with your camera it was fun to put you on the other side and capture your beauty. I think we got lots of great photos you will be able to use for a long time to come.

  • OMSH

    I love that woman.
    So much spunk for life – she was a blast at Blogher ’11.

    And Brenda, I’m glad you are getting some REAL shots taken of yourself because you are a beauty and everyone needs to see it!

    Anna – love ya lady!