I purchased this beauty from stock photo and graphics site, Dreamstime. I've thought quite a bit about how I want to "brand" my website and blog. Horses worked for a bit because my last manuscript had quite a bit to do with them (plus I love them). But horses aren't in all of my writing.
So what image would encapsulate what I do? Then it hit me, the dandelion. And here are the reasons why:
- It's an underdog, a weed, considered less than by the world of fancy lawn growers. In that, it's similar to the types of characters I like to write about. And in all honesty, isn't every teenager a bit of an underdog?
- It's beautiful. Both in its cheery yellow flower form and in its frothy gone to seed form. It makes people happy (well, maybe not those golf course manicurists). Who hasn't puckered up to send those dandelion parachuters off on an adventure? I hope my stories bring both beauty and adventure to my readers. And I hope, like those little parachuters, my stories will travel far and wide.
- It's tenacious. Dandelions send down a long tap root, finding permanence in the least likely places. My writing is often about finding true family, whether blood relatives or not. And tenacity is a characteristic every author on the way to publication must have.
So what do you think? Do you like the new header? (Say yes :0))