For the last few years I’ve used an avatar that only showed part of my face. But when I signed up to do a blog tour for the upcoming release of Wish You Weren’t, Elana told me I needed an author photo. And not one that just showed a corner of my face.
I’ve never been one of those people that mugs for the camera. I’m happy to TAKE photos. Of other people. And group photos aren’t so bad. I’m short. It’s easy to hide behind someone. But to be the subject of a photo where I have to look reasonably intelligent, approachable and not unattractive?
That’s a lot to ask.
My wonderful friend and co-worker Amy Geriak volunteered for the job. I didn’t make it easy. I grimaced, covered my face, squinted, talked and pretty much made it as difficult as possible for her to get a decent shot. But she’s persistent. And she ended up getting a shot I don’t hate.
Of course, then my son had to tell me I’m smiling too big. Aren’t children great for your self confidence?