I’m not a published author yet. But I am a firm believer in the old adage, “Fake it till you make it.” Thus, I feel like I need an official author photo to do a really good job faking myself into authorhood.*
I’ve studied a LOT of writer’s pics to prep myself for the grand day when I actually have a picture taken of myself that is neither a self-portrait nor includes children. I want the perfect pose, the perfect lighting. I want my author photo to say, “Hi! I’m Becky. Thanks so much for reading my book. See how cute and nice I am? Don’t you want to buy every book with my name on it?”
A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Can’t my photo say that?
Okay…maybe not quite. But, here are some author photos that I think speak volumes:
I Write High Fantasy. Can’t You tell?
I don’t think I’m cut out to write high fantasy. I lack facial hair and the ability to intimidate the pants off you. I think I fit better in the next category.
Cuties Who Crunch
See how they’re all leaning on something? This is a pose I think I can pull off. They’re all in my age group, all write YA, and all have multi-book deals. Maybe if I mimic them, I’ll end up in the same category. Hopefully.
Authors Who Never Change (I’m talking about their faces, not their books….At least mostly)
|Mary Higgins Clark
Authors Who Look Like They Could be Your Neighbor
Authors Who Are Secretly Models
|Sarah J. Maas
Authors Who are So Awesome They Don’t Even Have to Look at the Camera
Authors Who are So Rich They Have Their Photos Taken in Their Own Personal Libraries
Authors Who are Really Crazy Cat Ladies
|Goldie Hawn in DEATH BECOMES HER
This post is getting mighty scroll-y, thanks to the fact that my photoshop is still not functional. So I’ll have to leave the other categories for another post.
Until then, which category do you fit into? Or are you in a category of your own?
*A good picture will only help an awesome manuscript along. Right?
**Nicole isn’t actually published yet, either. I’m all about encouraging cosmic mojo.