Janis's Photo Gallery
||Researching a book can be tough work. Oh, the sacrifices we authors
make! Just look - I had to drag my husband, Ron, all the way to the island of Hawaii
to research a future book. Here, after a hard day of snorkeling to investigate local
sea life, we were preparing to do intensive research on Hawaiian food and customs.
(Okay, we went to a luau.)
had temporaarily changed my hair color <g>. (This is the "I've
been in salt water all day" look.)
|This shot was taken after the luau—as you can perhaps
tell, because we're actually smiling in this one. (Note the progress of the sunburn
on Mr. I Don't Need Sunscreen's forehead.)
This one's a little fuzzy, but these critters weren't too
keen on posing <g>. This is Casey and her one-day-old baby, Snapper (born
1/23/99). They are Barbado sheep, and have thick hair rather than wool.
Snapper's a little boy lamb - okay, a ram. His daddy is John Deere. He has an
aunt named Kubota, an uncle named Lawn Boy, and a half brother named Ramboy. As you
may have guessed by their names, we bought them so they could eat grass and save us some
mowing work. They did a great job of it, too! I was sad to sell
them when my health required that we move back to the city in 2008. I
still miss them, the ducks, their pond, the pool, the big house, the acres
of fresh air . . . You get it.
|If you've read some of my Apache books, you might recall the
Apache dress that Daniella, Angela, and Serena each wore when getting married. This
is the dress (and me, in 1989). The actual dress, more than 60 years old
when I wore it, was
lent to me by Mildred Cleghorn, Chairman of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe, and
it was her
wedding dress. The top was handmade by Cochise's granddaughter, Dorothy Naiche
Kawaykla; the skirt by Mr. Talbot Godday, Sr.
||A few of my friends gathered recently to help me finish a manuscript.
From left to right they are Pinky, Abearham Lincoln (the tall one in the T-shirt
and mouse ears), Beary (the tiny white one in the middle), Roary (with the plaid feet and
ears), and Jacque, on the end in the mouse ears. There simply wasn't
room for the rest of my bears in the shot.