WHY AUTHORS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SNAP THEIR OWN BOOK JACKET PORTRAITS

book portrait - it's in his kissHm… I thought the glasses gave me that intellectual je ne sais quoi, however…

intellectual book portrait, or Smurf with glasses

23 comments

  1. George Kaplan

    “Hello, I’m dooowwn heeerrre!” Those photos are cute, you look like they were shot in zero gravity, as if you took them while floating on the space station. Vickie Lester, Serious Author – and Astronaut?! 😉

    • When a certain young man walked by and saw what I was doing he said, and I quote, “Cut it out. People are going to think your book was written by a twelve year old,” end quote.

  2. If I were you, I’d probably answer to that young man, “Be thankful I’m not recreating ‘Aladdin Sane’!” On second thought, my Bowie reference might be completely lost to that young man …

  3. Heather in Arles

    Must admit my first thought had nothing to do with glasses or not to glasses but was similar to that of a certain young man, save that my reaction was something along the lines of, “Holy crap she looks FIVE. There is no way, NO WAY that woman is over fifty.”

    So I even beat the young man by seven years. I bet that there are plenty of us with a camera that would be all too happy to take the photo and as I am on the “wrong continent” *cough, cough* I will demurely decry, “tg, get your derriere over there pronto!” 😉

    And there has been an unfortunate dog incident here that has kept me off the interwebs. Much gratitude to Mr. Kaplan for sending out a search party…
    Bon Weekend!

  4. Does timing count? Is there a better season (during the year) to publish a book? Today I read a little letter about publishing, although it is an ancient letter, I find there is some truths in it, I will write a brief post on it ….

  5. Mr. Lester

    I will give $100 for a video of you singing “The Milton The Monster” theme song from that angle and, of course, with those glasses!

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