Misadventures in Stock Photography: Part the 100th (Back to the Beginning: Candy Cane Guy!)

Congrats to Dianna, who won Winter Warmers by Josephine Myles, JL Merrow, Clare London, Chrissy Munder, and Lou Harper!

When I started the Misadventures back on December 3, 2009, I had no idea it would evolve into a long-running series of quirky, incoherent little stories strung together from book titles. Thanks to all of you for reading and commenting! A special thanks to those of you who’ve sent me covers, too. I’m honored to be part of you never looking at book covers the same way again. πŸ˜‰

For this, the 100th edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography, I thought we should go back to the very beginning, to the cover that started it and gave Candy Cane Guy his name. πŸ™‚

Because he was


just couldn’t seem to stop himself from

, especially when he was

, wandering the

and trying to avoid


as he looked for things that needed to be

while a not-quite-

(maybe a

?) kept playing in the back of his mind. Obviously he hadn’t done enough

in his misspent youth, when he worked as a

, then abruptly left behind his


and went

, traveling

to stay

‘s notice.

*blink blink blink*

“I can’t believe there are so many naughty boys! Surely you must be almost out of them by now, Mom?!” -Mayhem

Bad news, May: I have plenty of naughty boys stocked up! πŸ™‚