Who is that baby?

It was 19 years ago today that I deposited my first royalty check as an author. It probably goes without saying that it wasn’t a very big check. It wouldn’t cover a month of rent in San Francisco today and it barely covered much back then.

But… my husband and I went to dinner at the Outback Steakhouse to celebrate. I was pregnant with our daughter and craving a blooming onion. If you’ve been to the Outback Steakhouse, you know exactly what I mean.

Hard to believe it was 19 years ago and then I look at my first publicity photo and think,

Who is that baby?!?

1999 Publicity Photo

1999 Publicity Photo