So, Chuck Wendig put out the call for people to compete with their awkwardest “Author Photos,” – those ever-so-slightly iffy examples of the vanity photographer’s art that adorn the inside covers of all your favourite novels… the tilted hat, the half-smile-smirk, the black and white with arms crossed and a pile of books in the background… you get the idea. The competition required that this author photo had to be of yourself, as if you were a bona-fide legit’ published writer.
Well I had to have a crack at that, didn’t I?
My wife and I threw together a few daggy props, some over the top expressions, and our baby daughter, because this is pretty much a hyperbolic depiction of the “writer’s life” when you’re a new parent.
If you want to check out the hilarity (there are over seventy entries), go here. Some of them are amazing(ly awkward), make sure you check out 17, 53, and 61.
My own entry is number 38 if you want to vote for me (and win my eternal gratitude, which is redeemable for beer / beard-rubs if you’re ever passing through Sydney)
Your photo is a standout! I voted for you on merit alone (not that I’m biased or anything). Good luck! May the result show you at #1 with 53 at #2.
Thanks Millie! Very much appreciated. There’s some excellent competition, but fingers crossed 🙂
Awesome. Going to vote right now.
Thank you! You have a book coming out soon, right? I’m looking forward to it 😀
Yup, ebook comes out Tuesday. 😀
I love the pictures! The big “NOPE” really stands out, and your daughter is beautiful! Good luck!
This made my day.
It also feels really serendipitous because I am currently in the middle of my first Chuck Wendig novel. Of all the authors out there… I happen to be randomly reading this particular one. It’s weird, that’s all I’m saying.
Anyway, you have my vote. 🙂
Thank you! Very much appreciated. Ooh, which Wendig novel? I’ve read Blackbirds but want to buy the rest in hard copies, and the Heartland series I’ve been reading on kindle. Hanging out for The Harvest in a week or so! 😀 Haven’t read anything else yet, but planning to work my way through them. If you’re NOT reading the Miriam Black books yet, here’s a perfectly awesome video to sell them to you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcR1B-48lK4
I just finished the first Harvest book, and it was refreshingly different – I really liked his voice and world building. Are you enjoying it? I’m definitely intrigued to read more by him – it’s a pretty good endorsement that you liked the books enough to invest in hard copies. I will definitely check that out!
Definitely enjoying it! I’ve done a review for the first two books in the series, and I’ll be buying the next book in a day or so… I can send the link to my (fairly inexpert) reviews if you like?
Do it. Id love to read them.
Cool cool. Here they are 🙂 https://drsylvesterfiction.com/2015/05/03/series-review-heartland-books-1-and-2-by-chuck-wendig/
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