I went all out for my author photo for my book Waiting For My Cats to Die, and hired a make-up artist and one of the best photographers money can buy. Marion Ettlinger can make anyone look like a rock star. But then for the next couple of years I had to deal with the inevitable look of disappointment when people met me and I wasn’t that glamorous in person. For my next author photo I kept my glasses on and didn’t wear any makeup except what I use in real life (almost nothing, lipstick and a little concealer under my eyes).
But here are the three shots I considered for Waiting. They were taken in 2000, I believe it was, and I went with the last one below.
This was was a little too va-va-va-voom. Plus my bangs look funny.
Something was off about my face. Those shoes are cute, though! Do I still own those??
The winner! Reminder: I didn’t look like this then and I certainly don’t look like this now!