Ha! Well, I've always thought that a lot of writers choose pretty self-serious photographs for their book jackets. You know, with their hand on their chin - who walks around like that anyway? - or looking pensively into the middle distance, perhaps through a frosted window pane. So when it came to choose my own little bio photo, I went the opposite direction and picked this one - which, to answer your question, was taken while we were building our little house on Angaur, an outer island of Palau in the western Pacific.