Friday, September 10, 2010

The Author Photo: Where's My Body Double When I Need Her?

Seeing as how I'm in a foul mood this morning, I'm not going to put too fine a point on it. The woman scrutinizing you was a hag, and I'll be blasted if I'm going to let a jerk like that ruin the idea I have a great face for writing. I am far from a raving beauty, and in fact I don't believe I will ever put an author photo on any of my books. Stephen King isn't ugly, but nor is he exactly G.Q. If freaks who write (not that you're a freak but I proudly claim myself to be one) suddenly have to worry about being supermodels, then as far as I am concerned, it is the apocalypse. Writing is the one place where I can let my freak flag fly, and I'm not going to allow some narrow minded hag with a book club and an agenda ruin that for me.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost