August, 2011

Dystopian August


I’m excited to announce that Dystopian August is here!  Fellow apocalypsie, Lenore Appelhans, has devoted an entire month to one of my favorite genres, not to mention the one I write in, dystopian. 

She’s going to have over 25 dystopian book reviews, interviews with over 20 dystopian authors debuting in 2012 (including one from yours truly), and giveaways, guest posts, and more.

Click here for more information.  Or on the button in my sidebar ==>

The fun has already started with a book reviews of Blood Red Road by Moira Young and The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan.  And interview with killer unicorn writer Diana Peterfreund and an exclusive peek of her dystopian, Darkness Shows the Stars.  What are you waiting for, head on over!

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Monday Musings: Author photos


So, while I wait for my editor to read over my latest revisions to RENEGADE, I’ve been putting a lot of thought into other things.  Other things being my website and author photos.
I’ve pretty much decided on the designer for the website, so that’s out of my hands until I get my cover, so she can design an awesome site that matches it.  Which leaves my author photo. 
And I think I’ve chosen the photographer, but that leaves so many other things to think about.  Location, wardrobe, style.  It makes my brain hurt.  LOL.  Not to mention all the things I DON’T know about taking professional photos.
My husband says to be myself, which is sound advice, but then leaves me taking the picture in torn jeans or yoga pants and a ratty t-shirt, with my hair in braids, and no make-up.  Another friend said maybe I should think about dressing up in a fancy dress and all the things that go along with it, like my MC does throughout her story.  Not a bad idea either, but then it’s not really “me” at all. 
So that leaves me with my best bet, which is somewhere in the middle.  And I have no idea where that is.  I want it to be perfect.  I want to look beautiful, but I have no idea how to make that happen.  And a photographer can only do so much.  😛
So, peeps, what say you?  What have you done for yours, if you’re an author? Or what do you like to see in author photos?

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