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!

Amazing!

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!

7 comments:

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. :)

Brenda Ferber said...

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

Lisa Yee said...

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

Esme Raji Codell said...

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

Bonny Becker said...

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

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!

Brenda Ferber said...

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