Yesterday we did more filming of the book trailer. I recruited one firefighter friend and set some piles ablaze to get the smoke we needed. We pretended to dig fireline, sit and share crackers, drink water, hold the line, and walk. It was all pretty entertaining, anyone want to hire me to act in a movie?

Near the end, my videographer thought she wanted a closeup of sooty eyes. “Can you throw some ash in her face?” she asked my friend. Then she wanted me to open my eyes and have ash fall from my eyelashes. 

All for the sake of art! I closed my eyes and Joann threw a bunch of (cool) ash on me. I blinked as pieces of soot rained down my face. I can’t wait to see what it looks like!

I guess you had to be there.