I know I'm updating like a mad person, but I have to! So much craziness has happened, and now I have time to share it with you!
First off, yes, I changed my username. I chose "ShoShanaShira" as a middle school student obsessed with foreign names with deep meaings. Now I'll be heading into my senior year, so I chose a new name with no discernable meaning (acronyms for the Irish Ice Hocky Association notwithstanding), but that vaguely reminded me of the desert, so I went with it.
Now, more importantly, one of my photos will be on the cover of a book
! You read that right! Trespasser: The Sybil
will be on the cover of FLUTTER by Gina Linko (published by Random House Books) come this October! A while back I was contacted through DeviantARt
by a representative from Random House inquiring about the use of my photo. I wasn't "shopping" the photo around, so this came out of the blue, and I first thought it was a scam. But no! It's real! I sold my first photo, guys, and I'm still in high school! THIS IS HUGE!
Just thought I'd share the joy!
If you're interested, here's Linko's blog. www.ginalinko.com/blog/2012/7/…
She interviewed me about photography, books, and the creative process in general. Go ahead! Give it a read!
Thanks for everything, folks!