Kensington Train Station / Nothing But Blue (update)

Nothing But Blue by Lisa Jahn CloughI’ve written about this previously but last week I was pleasantly surprised by a package that arrived at my office. It contained two copies of the book, a note, and several jacket covers:

The note reads:

Thanks so much, Charles,
for your beautiful photograph.
We’ve already gotten
favorable reviews from
our test readers, and
we’re grateful to you!
Thanks again
Susanna

It’s hard to understate what a big deal this is to me… first, this photo was taken entirely by chance — one foggy morning when I should have been getting ready for work, I decided to run outside in my pajamas and snap a few pictures. Second, I uploaded it to my website, flickr, and deviantART and then kind of forgot about it for a few years. Then one day out of the blue (no pun intended) I get an e-mail from Susanna asking me to confirm if this photo was mine. The rest is history.

This is the first photograph of mine that has been used professionally and it has given me the motivation that I needed to ensure that it (hopefully) won’t be the last.

In closing, I just wanted to say thanks to Susanna Vagt, Houghton Mifflin, and Lisa Jahn-Clough for supporting my habit :-)

Additional links / References
Nothing But Blue on Amazon.com
Original Photo (Kensington Train Station, angle 1)
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