For Kim

and all the ladies of the SOS Aloha! Derek Hutchins Hawai’ian style. 🙂

But Sunday, Sunday was killer.

Derek Hutchins by Jenn LeBlanc

So Saturday happened… I woke up Sunday to the boys snuggled on the pull out sofa. OK not really, they were on opposite edges. I was tempted once again to take the creepy Edward Cullen in the corner while you sleep pic, but refrained. Again. D jumped in the shower and Will got dressed, made very … Continue reading

Then there was Saturday…

7 a.m. That’s where I left off right? Yes. OKAY. So I was awake again at 7 a.m. and I have no idea what I did. I might have edited some of the images from the day before, we had some highlander, and some luau pics that I wanted to post for everyone. My first … Continue reading

Then it continues…

Part two. Wherein I must call my husband a second time- read part one here) Friday morning I woke up around 7am, WIDE AWAKE. Not even a little bit sleepy. My eyeballs popped open and didn’t even want to blink. It sucked. So I got up and got ready, Derek was still sleepy and tired, … Continue reading

Please release me…set me free…

It’s release week again, YAY! Let me explain, the digital release was February 10, and the release next week is for the print book, which was never going to be a possibility. However, due to popular demand, there is now a trade paperback. The cost of printing an illustrated trade novel is a bit more … Continue reading

Future consideration

I was in the studio yesterday for a wreck the dress shoot. For those who don’t know, it is a popular after wedding shoot in which we do exactly what we say. We wreck that darn expensive heirloom you purchased to wear once. (dresses wrecked are done so with permission of the bride of course) … Continue reading

IPAD!!!

the rake and the recluse, page samples, ipad, full color, epub

The EPUB version of my novel on iPad is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my stars I’m excited. Especially after seeing the kindle preview. (sorry about that whiny post) Anywhoo! I am thrilled by the look of the novel on the iPad the color plates are stunningly beautiful, the text flows perfectly, the layout is almost perfect, I … Continue reading

The first sneak peak snippets:

Here they are, the first snippets from the novel! I am so excited to share these with the world! I was having so much fun digging through my manuscript looking for pull-quotes to use for the photo-illustrations we are shooting in studio in a couple weeks. That’s right! Another studio shoot coming up, that means … Continue reading

Wrangling cats

Casting and organizing another studio shoot for this project. All I can say is “aaarrrrrgh!” Seriously, this is like wrangling cats. Flakes, cancellations, last minute changes in terms, and on and on and on. There is truly something to be said for photojournalism when working on these shoots. Photojournalism is easy (in this regard) you … Continue reading

The photography – Just add water

My first passion is photography. I have made a living of being a photographer for several years now, hold two degrees, and countless awards for the same. So after writing my book I started wondering what they would do for the cover and it made me a bit annoyed. I wanted to do it. I … Continue reading