Jody Sparks has a fabulous blog which includes a feature called "Self-Deprecating Sunday."  There, she posts new pictures each week of herself and other YA writer volunteers (including Tenners Josh Berk and C.J. Omololu) as teens. 

So much awkwardness!  So much hilarity!

Today the featured author on Jody's blog is . . . me!  And let me tell you, I am looking fabulous at age 13 in my stretch jeans, braces and swoopy bangs.

What?  You don't believe me?  Click here to be directed to the tragic evidence! 

Dare I say it might be even less attractive than this:

(Yeah, 13 was NOT my year.  I got cuter when I was 14.)