Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jemma Hartman Lookalikes!

I was planning to write a great blog entry about my absolutely-amazing-highlight-of-my-writing-career visit to Camp Birch Knoll this weekend, but that post will have to come another day because this is just too funny...

When I first got a look at my beautiful book jacket, created by Greg Swearingen, I fell in love. It was perfect.

Then some people who knew me as a kid thought Jemma looked a lot like me, and I had to prove to them that I was not nearly as cute.

That's me in 1978, my first summer of camp.

Then my daughter told me there was a girl at Camp Birch Knoll who looked exactly like Jemma. Lo and behold, I saw quite a resemblance.

But then I got an e-mail from the proud Nana of Clara Rosemary D. Clara is a dead-ringer for Jemma!


Do you know someone who looks like Jemma? If so, send me a photo, and I'll post it here. Girls who look the most like Jemma will win a free autographed book from me!
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posted by Brenda Ferber at 4:01 PM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Brenda - Mary Loftus here. I can't remember my blogger password. This is too cute! I've been keeping up with you via your blog. Great updates. :)

7:55 PM  
Blogger Brenda Ferber said...

Hey Mary! I miss you. Hope everything is going great in California!!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa Yee said...

Wow, Clara does look like her! (Or she looks like Clara.)

7:20 PM  
Blogger Esme Raji Codell said...

Wow, that's SCARY! Clara is adorable, on or off the cover. Great contest, Brenda!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Bonny Becker said...

That is one adorable kid! So adorable I actually have to post a note about it. ;) Congrats on a great cover.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...

I found your post through the Carnival of Children's LIterature. I don't have any Jemma look-alike photos, but I do have a daughter named Jemma and am happy to see it as a book character's name!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Brenda Ferber said...

Hooray for girls named Jemma and for girls who look like Jemma!

4:27 PM  

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