Hmmm, here is just another interesting thing for writers to think about:) I would happy to hear people’s thoughts on the subject.

Tales From An Open Book

I recently read an article in the current edition of Quill & Quire magazine about the “Delicate Art of the Author Photo”. Leah Sandals talked about how author photos are getting more sophisticated, and yet, not so.

It seems that author photos, the ones you see on the back book jacket, are changing.  Many well established authors tend to use old photos (some from as far back as the 1970’s, maybe the original photo from their first published book?), not really caring about what you see when you turn to the back to glean a few bits of information. Gone are the days when a husband or family friend took the photo you see. Now, many authors are resorting to a professional photographer to capture them in their own environment or possibly, just to look good. 

J. K. Rowling’s photo. Professional.

What Sandals noted, however, was that these photos are…

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