Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray

Perhaps, the same can be said of writers. Our books are self portraits. I'm not vain enough to think I resemble my gorgeous heroines but a lot of me goes into each character and each paragraph.
(The hunk is Travis Fimmel, the once infamous Calvin Klein underwear model whose ad, clan only in briefs, stopped traffic in Trafalgar Square).


  1. Mary Marvella // May 11, 2008 at 4:28 PM  

    If the quote is true, the photographer of that portrait must totally rock. That man is a hunk!

  2. Toni V.S. // May 11, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

    When I was MUCH MUCH younger, one of my readers told me she could see me in every movement and every word Andrea Talltrees (in the Sinbad books) said. Since Andi goes from 31 to 62 in the series, perhaps she might be able to still see something of me in her. As for my heroes--there was one who once physically fit the look, bless his now-departed soul--but they're made up of whole cloth.

    Travis IS beautiful, isn't he?

  3. Toni V.S. // May 11, 2008 at 5:43 PM  

    With that quote, I think we should remember what happened to the sitter that dear Dorian's hands in "Dorian Gray." If you don't know, I won't spoil it, except to say he went all to pieces...literally! Read the book, see the movie or the TV special and find out exactly!

  4. Nightingale // May 11, 2008 at 5:57 PM  

    Also available on CD! Read by a too, too British gent not as wonderful as Michael York but still sexy in that too-too way.

    Toni, you're a tease. Dorian did do a number on the artist.

  5. Beth Trissel // May 11, 2008 at 11:27 PM  

    I think every time you quote Wilde I say, 'Wow, Wilde's so deep.' And he is.