Thursday, May 17, 2007

When Life Imitates Art

For those of you who've read RUMBLE ON THE BAYOU, the pictures I'm posting today will tickle you. For those of you who haven't read RUMBLE, shame on you. :) And maybe the pictures will make you want to try it out.

So my cousin Leslie sent me email about a week ago, and I wanted to share it with you. This is what she had to say:

I got the biggest kick out of this story and had to share it with you. A friend of mine lives over by St. Pat's Hospital in Lake Charles and at the end of her road is a little bayou. This past weekend her and son were going to a ball game and as they were passing there swimming pool, they noticed something long and dark in the pool. They thought it was a huge snake but as they go closer, yep you know it, a 5 FOOT Alligator just chillin' in their pool. She called 911 in a panic and they directed her to the Wildlife guys and the rest is history.

I just couldn't believe it!

I immediatly told her about your book and gave her a copy to read.

Of course, I had to know if pics were available and sure enough, Leslie came through with the photos yesterday. So without further ado - here's life imitating art:

A special thanks to Leslie for sharing this story and getting the pics for all of us to enjoy. And most of all - for passing out my book!!!!! Thanks, Leslie!!!!!


Wendy Roberts said...

OMG is that gator a little dopey looking too?! Definitely a case of life imitating art LOL.

Anonymous said...

All it needs is a little balloon in its mouth. How hilarious!


Liz Lipperman said...

OMG! This is so cool. For those of you reading this who haven't read RUMBLE, what's the matter with you? I can't remember, Jana, how big the doped-up dude in your book was. Is 5 feet just a baby??

Tori Lennox said...

ROFL!!! He even looks like he's been in the drugs. LOL!

Sassy Sistah said...

Oh wow! That's priceless, Jana! Just priceless! And I agree - if you haven't read the book - why the heck NOT? It's terrific!

Jana DeLeon said...

Wendy & Tori - yes, he does look a little dopey...... :)

Leah - I figure I can photoshop it in if I need to. :)

Liz & Sassy - I think the gator in my book was a 12-footer, but I'd have to check. Definitely bigger than 5. And thanks so much for the book plugs!

Kelly Parra said...

Wow, that is too crazy!! Haha! So fun you got to see these, Jana!

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