priscilla stuckey at boulder book store

I worked with Priscilla Stuckey in the summer of 2011 to create an author photo that would be appropriate for her new memoir, then still in progress. We drove to the location together and I remember her saying that she occasionally hit a tough spot, but that the heat was on and she was going to stick with it.

Well, aren’t we glad she did?

Here’s how Publisher’s Weekly describes her book:

A tenderly woven collection of essays that blend personal reflections with spirituality, philosophy, animal behaviorism, evolution, geology and ecology. . . . The narratives are well paced, using flashbacks wisely, and the language lyrical, possessing a poet’s cleverness of rhythm. . . . [An] entertaining and emotionally resonant book.

Last evening, she held a for the hometown crowd at Boulder Book Store. The day’s forecast was not good; a rain/snow mix was expected. But weather did not deter the audience – including members of the Boulder Media Women – eager to hear about the book.

I enjoyed the excerpt about eagle spotting, which you can see here. But my favorite story is how she was kissed by the fox. To find out about it, you may buy the book via Boulder Book Store here and also at other major booksellers.

I have photographed several authors and authors-to-be and always enjoy a chance to create images that support the book marketing. If you are an author or author-to-be and are interested in hearing from a publishing expert about photography, check out this post. It is an interview with Kristina Holmes, who ultimately became Priscilla’s agent. I learned a lot from it, and I hope you will too.

Congratulations, Priscilla!

cheers, dana





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  1. Marian Thier October 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    What wonderful photos–I must finish my novel so you can weave your magic with a book photo of me.

  2. Laurel Kallenbach October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Your photos of Priscilla at the reading—and her author photo—are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Claire Walter October 27, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    Great shots. But how come Priscilla isn’t wearing The Shirt — you know, the one with the fox, the one from Rio?

  4. Priscila October 27, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Thank you so much, Dana! It’s wonderful to have these beautiful shots documenting what for me was a very special occasion–my first reading ever at the the Boulder Bookstore. Thank you!

  5. Gail October 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Dana, you really captured the spirit of Priscilla’s reading with your fantastic photos and commentary. We authors will be lining up at your door for a similar opportunity!

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