Earlier this year I had the honor of creating headshots for the lovely Jane McGarry. She is the author of the young adult novel, “Not Every Girl“.
I packed up my portable studio, headed over to Jane’s house and we spent some time chatting while I took her portrait. Anyone who knows Jane knows that she is an avid reader and a cat lover. It is hard to say which cat she loves more, Hello Kitty or her own cat, Leo. We were graced with the presence of the one and only Leo the Cat during our session, so we decided to take a few photos with Leo since he seemed to be willing to pose.
I have not been doing a lot of reading lately, but I did buy a new book tonight. “Not Every Girl” is downloading to my Kindle Paperwhite as I type this. Here is a description of the book from Jane’s website:
Olivia Davenport’s plan is destined to fail.
She is going through with it anyway, of course. After all, it is the chance of a lifetime. The unreasonable rules of others should not stand in her way.
In her small kingdom of Stewartsland, Olivia trains with the squires and harbors a secret dream. She longs to become a knight under the command of the Master-of–Arms, who just happens to be her father. He has indulged her passion so far, but they both know a simple fact – girls may not attain knighthood. Dismayed by the constant discouragement of her ambitions, she makes an impetuous decision to disguise herself as a boy in order to sneak on a mission. The consequences are not at all what she anticipated.
When her deception is revealed, she is sent home in disgrace; however, an unexpected turn of events puts her at the center of a dangerous plot against the King. The ensuing adventure finds her grappling with mercenaries and outlaws, yet these pale in comparison to her newly awakened emotions. She finds not only her life at risk, but also her heart, when the aloof Prince Liam begins to affect her in ways she never thought possible. In the end, it is her courage and unique spirit which must guide her through the challenges she encounters both physical and emotional.
For more information on Jane, visit her website: http://www.janemcgarrybooks.com/