I remember it well. I'm sure I recall it much better than she does!
When I heard that Sara Gruen was going to be in my very neighborhood I got away from work a bit early and raced on down to hear her read from her latest book, Ape House.
Sara Gruen was so lovely and gracious, and I think she is a fabulous author.
I've read her Water For Elephants, and of course, Ape House -- and look forward to reading whatever she comes up with next. Sara Gruen likes to use animals in her stories, sort of like Yann Martel does also. Interesting that both of them have managed to attract the interest of big-time movie production companies. When this photo was taken, Sara was telling us of the [then] upcoming movie adaptation of Water For Elephants, and soon, we'll be able to see what Hollywood has done with Martel's Life of Pi.
The last thing I will mention here is -- umm -- yes, I do have a complete left arm.
Even though it does seem from the angle of the shot, and the way my sleeve was rolled up, and the way I was gently massaging her back at the time -- it does look like I've been amputated at the elbow!
I'm sure she forgets it, but I know I never will.
How she was saying just then, "Ahh, a little to the right. Lower. Oh, you've got it."
Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.