Bob took this photo of me c. 1979-1980, when we lived at 535 11th Street SE on Capitol Hill in D.C. I remember joking that it would make a good author photo. I wonder what book I'm leaning against. I also wonder if I thought back then that I actually would publish a book of my own. The first one, Shadow Bands, didn't come out until 1988... We rediscovered this image while Bob was getting ready to donate to the archives at George Washington University some of the photos he took in his college dorm room in the period 1969-1971. He still had the contact sheets and negatives, and remembered many of his fellow students' names. Great period posters are on the walls. Our wish is that they will make good research materials for someone studying those times, which were not routinely documented in the way that smart-phone-wielding students document themselves today.
Would-Be Author's Photo
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