The publisher of the second edition of “Genius”, Globe/Pequot Press, has selected a photo for the cover after a great deal of searching. It is particularly fun for me that they selected this candid taken by a new photographer friend of mine, Julie Carter, who lives in Decatur. Here’s what Julie says about the photo she took of her granddaughter at home a year or so ago.
“When Rick talked to me about creating a photo to illustrate the message he was wanting to convey in his book, I immediately thought of the photograph you are considering. The little girl in the photo is my granddaughter, Natalie, who was four-years-old when the photo was taken.
“Natalie was “teaching” my husband how to read a book after telling him that he was reading it to her in a rather “silly” way – guess he wasn’t taking his reading seriously enough for her!
“My favorite part about the photo is the obvious focus and attention she is giving as she carefully enunciates each word. I also love the patience my husband is showing Natalie as she reads each word with excitement and enthusiasm – how fortunate I was to have been able to not only observe this special moment, but to also have my camera close at hand to capture this entertaining interaction between Natalie and my husband!”
Now that we have the cover, I can’t wait for the book’s second coming this July.