Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Bio Pic

After seven years of hiding in my ivory tower avoiding the camera, I've finally caved in and let Publishing have an updated bio photo of me.

We put it together first thing in the morning; I didn't let them trowel on the makeup this time, nor did I let them touch up my white hair or freckles. I did a French twist with my hair at first, but that always makes me look like the Abominable Schoolmarm, so I shook it loose.

I was glad we went totally au naturale. Well, with clothes on, but it's 100% true to life. And here it is.

So what do you think? Should I have worn my hair up? Does the tea mug and the ancient Publishing Scroll 'o Wisdom make it look too busy? Or should I have been a little more daring, maybe clipped on an eye patch and a parrot on my forearm (hey, I did go to high school with Johnny Depp...)

(To update your own bio pic for free, head over to see my photographer.)

23 comments:

  1. Lovely, but I think you need lacy socks with the cute granny boots.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Where do you find this stuff! Too funny...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just lovely. My monitor coloring makes it look as though you have merlot in your mug. Which is shocking for an a.m. beverage, but ivory tower life has its bennies.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well, there's a toy I have to go play with! I love the coffee cup of wisdom, forget the scroll.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow! It's not often an author looks in their picture the way I imagined they would. But you do. Wearing your hair down was definitely the way to go. But I'm kind of disappointed that you didn't wear pink.

    ReplyDelete
  6. So did you take this photo on a recent trip to China or are you the sort of eccentric writer lady who builds a pagoda in her backyard?

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a crack up you are.

    ReplyDelete
  8. You slay me. Thanks. =o)

    ReplyDelete
  9. You're a mess!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Too Funny! But I'm with Darlene. I thought sure you'd wear pink for this shoot.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Too Cute! And thanks for answering my question last Friday.

    Rashda

    ReplyDelete
  12. LOL You look ready for an audition on Southpark.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very Nice... it captured you perfectly.

    ReplyDelete
  14. You totally suckered me into this one! LOL Personally, I think the royal blue outfit beautifully sets off your white hair.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just as I imagined you. Your photographer is a genius. I especially liked the scroll.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Anonymous2:41 PM

    Your not old enough to have grey hair.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Look at that smooth skin, not a wrinkle on you. How do you do it?

    ReplyDelete
  18. I didn't know you are a Jedi. Does your lightsabre match your robe?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hey, I like your photographer's style. If I keep getting nagged about having a bio pic, I might use the guy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. You are too funny, and awful tease, but a little stiff in front the camera. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  21. This explains a lot.

    I saw that thing before. It's fun :D

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love it. I actually have a couple of these I've done for my different online identities. Much better than real photos.

    ReplyDelete