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)