Well,I thought I had a lot of time on the name thing (not to mention time to lose that 20 pounds for the author photo), but I was wrong. The mailperson just brought a nice little packet from the publisher of my first picture book that contained a detailed questionnaire and request for an author photo for promotion and flap copy. The third question is what name I want to use. Yikes. As of this very moment, I'm leaning toward Cyn Jaynes because I like the rhythm of it, although I think my kids will be heartbroken if I don't use Omololu. Cynthia Jaynes Omololu is just so long. Cynthia J. Omololu? I think I'll resort to the old dart-board method of decision-making.
On this date: In 1952,Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen of England.