On a completely self-indulgent note, which author photo do you think I should use?


Part of an author’s life these days is the sometimes torturous task of branding.  Which really translates into, how can I present myself in a way that won’t make people want to punch me or look away in disgust?  Nobody wants to buy books from people they hate.  That’s the first rule of author branding.  So along those lines.  I need your help choosing an author photo for Banshee Worm King: Book Five of the Oz Chronicles.  Using minimal photoshopping to hide nose and ear hairs, I’ve come up with these two possibilities.  Which version of me would you buy a book from?  BTW – As long as it’s conversational, I can totally end a sentence in a preposition.

Me and my old Underwood

Just me

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10 thoughts on “On a completely self-indulgent note, which author photo do you think I should use?

  1. I actually like the second picture more. The first picture looks a little bit angry to me. It is probably just the angle, but I think the second picture is more ‘relatable’.

  2. I think the second picture is the better of the two. Which one is currently on the Banshee Worm King?

  3. Both photos are good, but in the second one you look less like you might have something unseemly in the trunk of your car.
    😉

  4. I think the second one is better as well. An interesting comment from a colleague who saw your picture on Two Notch, he said, “He’s creepy. You can tell he writes scary stuff.”. I said, “No, he isn’t creepy, but his books are sometimes.”

  5. I like the first one better!!

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