Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks (photographer, writer, true friend and sometimes lawyer) just had her first book published. It’s called The Beauty of Different and Friends, it’s a book you will love. Every page is full of striking imagery and smart words. I can think of several people in my life who will be receiving this gorgeous volume for Christmas.

When clever Karen sent her book to me, she also included lots of fun extras — little details that relate to the book and all the hard work that went into it. Things like a moleskin journal (in red!), a bar of dark chocolate, an original painting by Mars Woodhill. Plus, there were pretty postcards noting each item and their importance. Wow! I was so impressed with the thought that went into this collection. Laura Mayes called it “the coolest press kit I’ve ever received“, and I agree. I felt super lucky to receive it.

Congratulations to Karen on such an accomplishment!