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The Pancake Chronicles: faces in places!

The Pancake Chronicles

Monday, November 01, 2010

faces in places!

THIS book showed up in my mailbox on Friday afternoon.  Oh yeah.  I've been waiting for this!  Some time ago a friend of mine pointed me toward a blog called Faces in Places.  Here was an entire community of people who see faces in things as I do.  I AM NOT ALONE.  No indeed.  Visiting this website is like going to a family reunion and seeing hundreds of kooky relatives I've never met before with them all bearing a startling resemblance to me.  Unnerving and yet ... strangely comforting.  Around the time I began to visit the site a call was put out by Jody Smith, the author of the blog, to submit any face photos we had that he might compile them into a book.  Thousands of photos poured in and I am proud to say that two of my faces made it in!  This guy:

© Colleen Hilman

© Colleen Hilman
HOORAY!  I was vouching for Smoothie most of all.  He got a whole page to himself, too and I couldn't be more stoked.  Wait.  I CAN be more stoked.  My name is even in the back as one of the contributors.  And they spelled it right.  Cool.  The whole book is pretty fun and some of the photos are just brilliant (ie. the front cover).  I have to say that this has only encouraged me to up my game in looking for "faces in places" so that could be good news or bad news depending on ... depending on a variety of dependable and undependable views and opinions you may hold.
Faces in Places is for sale on Amazon in Europe and will be available in North America in February 2011.  I am not making a dime on this book so when I say go out and buy this book I'm just saying it because Smoothie hit the big times (which rocks) and because Jody did such a great job with the whole shebang that you should really check it out.  Whippeee! The end!  Over and out!



Blogger Mindy said...

just got my copy in the mail this morning!!!! YAY!!! :)

1 November 2010 at 05:40  
Blogger Sonya said...

I am SO excited that Smoothie made it into the book! He's always been one of my faves. Congrats! And now I'm off to check out the website.

1 November 2010 at 09:33  
Blogger Dickie Chick said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah!!! This is FANTASTIC!

1 November 2010 at 09:44  
Blogger Ada said...

I had a friend, once, who thought he was going crazy because he saw faces everywhere. Come to find out there is a whole community of gifted seers?! Awesome! Congratulations on landing the photo op. Much deserved!

1 November 2010 at 11:01  
Blogger Erin said...

This is so Awesome! Rad, rad, rad!

(okay, I still think you could do your own book too).

1 November 2010 at 15:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Congrats on being published!!! Boo on no $!!!! haha!

I've always loved the plug in!

And I still think you should do your own book. I'd totally pre-order it :)

I had no idea about the website. I'll have to check it out!

XO Kel

1 November 2010 at 17:37  
Anonymous Susan said...

Too cool, Colleen! You're published!

2 November 2010 at 01:03  
Anonymous Tiffany said...

In print! Out in the world!
Congratulations, Colleen. That rocks.

2 November 2010 at 22:24  
Blogger villagegirl said...

Smoothie famous! How fantastic! I'd love a peak at that book! How amazing to find your 'family'. :)

3 November 2010 at 14:06  
Blogger cayman77 said...

that is fab my girl!

14 November 2010 at 14:16  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

That's awesome! Now your pictures get to make even MORE people smile!

That is a great cover, you're right.

21 November 2010 at 10:35  

any questions?

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