About a week ago, I gave a talk about writing in a community for the Writers and Illustrators for Young Readers kickoff party. It was a delight. During the Q&A session, I had the names of fourteen people who were instrumental in my being published tattooed to my body. That was also a delight . . . for everyone but me, at least.
Some of you were wondering what that looked like.
So here's the video (tattooing/Q&A begins at 24:15):
A quick thanks to Brooke Kelly for "artfully injuring" me so well. And apologies to Korey Hunt. In the video, I joke about not having his name tattooed to my arm because it wasn't on the stencil for some reason. HOWEVER, I talk about him in the speech and added his name, as you can see in the final product below.
Finally, a huge, gushing thank you to Breana Reichert, who shot the video and gave a beautiful introduction that set my nervous heart to rest. If there's one true thing in my book, it's on the jacket cover. She is the love of my life.
Aaaaaaaand here's a picture of the final!