Last week, I partook in a photographic expedition with my best friend Rhiannon Barlow and my darling mother Linda Schneidereit. Our goal: to take a picture of me that looked more or less viewable by other human beings. The result: success! We think. You can be the judge.
We packed into mom’s car and drove onto the University of Western Ontario campus (where I went to school). Since parking is expensive, mom drove the car around, and whenever Rhia or I spotted a nice photo op location, we jumped out of the car, snapped a pic, then raced back to the car before we were pulled over for impeding traffic. I’m making it sound way more exciting than it was – there was literally no traffic on the roads.
Anyway, here are my top picks for which picture will serve as my Author Photo on the back of my soon-to-be-published début novel Imminent Danger and How to Fly Straight into It. I’ll reveal them in order of ranking, with the bottom-most picture being the one I intend to go with. I’m submitting my “Submission package” (fitting name!) tomorrow, so any opinions you have on which pic to use should be opinioned by like 9 am tomorrow. That would be Eastern time, unless you’re a time traveller, in which case yesterday will be fine.
So, in third place … (drum roll please) …
Just kidding, there’s no way I’m using that one. I look like I’m about to kill someone.
In second place …
I really like that one. However, I’ve been told that I look too much like a super model (it was my mother who said that, which explains a lot), which apparently isn’t approachable? As in, you want your author to be someone you can relate to, not someone whose picture says, “I’m so pretty, look at me throw my hair back and sip martinis on a jet plane”.
And in first place …
So? Thoughts? Which one should I go with? My minions are opting for the last one (aka my #1 choice), but I’d love to hear your opinions. Alright, comments! Go!
I love both the second and the last one! Either of those would look great. 🙂