Saturday, February 22, 2014

Book Launch Hair

I've written a book! Hurray! Just released this month, available in bookstores and on-line. The Last of the Blacksmiths, a novel of historical fiction (Coffeetown Press, 2014).

Here I am signing the book at the launch event, with an excellent view of my current hair. Sure, the book is about blacksmiths and rugged immigrant craftsmen of the 19th century. Men who came to America dreaming of freedom and prosperity, who kept their rarely washed hair under their hats.

The book may have very little to do with hair, but for my book launch celebration, don't think for one minute I didn't contemplate my hairstyle. While I didn't specifically strategize the matching hair color with the wine-colored lace on my dress, I gladly took credit when people complimented me. It was a glorious day.


More pics, and info in general about the book are at http://clairegebben.com. Cheers!