Saturday, September 1, 2012

Erasing Time Book Launch Photos

Erasing Time is set 400 years in the future, when as you know the world will be populated by dystopian governments that are trying to kill you. (Not all that different from today, really.) In my futuristic society, people dye their hair, skin, and wear outrageous outfits.  Sort of like this:

See, Lady Gaga isn't odd, she's just 400 years ahead of her time.  Anyway since Echo, one of my main characters in the book, has blue hair, I decided to dye my hair blue as a visual effect. I was a little nervous about doing this because it is one thing to do something flashy like that when you are a young, cute bee-bopper and quite another to do it when you're a middle-aged woman. Middle-aged women who do flashy, hip things tend to look like they are in old-age denial. But hey, how many times do I have a legitimate reason for dying my hair blue? So I took the plunge and sprayed on bright blue hair color:

You can't really tell in this picture how blue my hair is so I added the bottom one--as you can see it really was noticeably blue.  

The presentation went well and everyone who came was awesome! But here is the thing--I sort of forgot my hair was blue. I mean, I wasn't looking at myself. And I also forgot to mention during my presentation that one of the book's characters had blue hair. Yep. 

No one asked about it during the question and answer session either.  They must have all thought I was just one of those artistic types . . . the kind that is in old-age denial.

Here I am showing off my glitter tattoo. It's sort of a Rosie the Riveter moment.
Anyway, so besides the don't ask, don't tell blue hair moment, it was great! I was glad to see old friends and new faces.  And then I went home and realized that it was late, we were out of milk, and I was the only one of driving age awake. The kids need milk for their breakfast cereal and they start leaving the house at 5:30 am.

So I had to go to the grocery store with blue hair and a glittery tattoo. And the cashier and bagger did ask about both. Sigh. Yeah, I am so cool.


Beedubbs said...

Okay, just to let you know...

Erasing Time was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!!!!!!!!

I read it in a day and a half. It was so great! I loved that surprising little twist at the end. I never saw it coming!

Pleeeeeeease tell me there's going to be a sequel!!!!!!

Janette Rallison said...

There is going to be a sequel! I'm sending the second draft to my editor on Monday. (Okay, probably actually early Tuesday morning . . .)

Janette Rallison said...

And I'm glad you loved it!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Erasing Time is out? Wow, gotta get my copy!!! That's what deadlines will do to a girl . . .

I love your blue hair, too! And do NOT say you are middle-aged, because that makes me . . . I don't want to think about it! Nooooo!!!!!

Beedubbs said...

YAY!!!! I'm so excited!

I'm never going to be able to wait for it!

Dang! If only I had a Time Strainer so I could go into the future to when it's finished!

Where's a Taylor when you need one?

Janette Rallison said...

Kimberley, of course you're not old--you're ageless!

And Beedubbs, I wish I had a Time Strainer just to give myself a few more days to work on it. All nighter tonight