Why lookee there -it’s an April Fool! (well, one day late that is *laugh*)
Since it’s the Easter holiday weekend, I’ll keep things light and get back to my thread I was writing from the other day next week – although part of next week I’ll be on my way to South Louisiana for a conference (see below post!), where I am going to hug Angie Gumbo Writer with a big ole Hug!
So, my friends, let me ask you: Can you be a little bit envious of your own touched up photo? *laughing*
It wasn’t until I put me and not-exactly-me
side by side that I had a laugh at my own expense. It’s almost depressing, except I can’t find it in my heart to be depressed about it, but instead only amused!
From smooth and polished and almost sorta kinda cute-ish, to craggly and draggy and tired and not at all cute-ish *snork* Even my clothes are neater and smoother in the first one, and my hair is neater, too! Dang! I look as if I’ve been ironed.
Now, one could ask: Was this before and after a facelift and botox?
Is this top o
ne a much younger cousin thrice removed?
Why, of course not! Those photos up there are the before and after the publisher’s book jacket author photo artist became a little carried away with his smoothing and dewrinkling and de-faulting doodleedoo tool. The one top left is the official “Author Photo” that is on the back cover of TG and maybe SG and is one that is really not me but more of a posed airbrushed sort of serious ironed kind of “me.”
There are many things writers do not have a say with their books: book covers, titles, and yes sometimes author photos. But as for my author photo, I think I will try to talk them into something else than the above posed airbrushed photo for SWEETIE in the fall.
Something where when I walk into a room, people won’t look at the jacket photo, look at me, at the photo, me, and then say, “What happened to you? This book biz messed you UP
!” Laughing… A photo that says who I am: Mountain Kat, warts and wrinkles and exhaustion and all. Yeah!
Everyone – Have a wonderful Easter Holiday – I’ll see you all on Monday. Eat a peep or some chocolate.
My questions to you is: What is your Favorite Easter candy? And, what do you eat for traditional Easter supper? Since I don’t eat pork or lamb (and really don’t eat much meat at all), we’re doing seafood.
[PS- The Writer’s Show radio program
will be Sunday at 1:00 – I know that turns out to be Easter Sunday, but if you are near your computer and feel like it, you can listen. Otherwise, it should be available after that as well! ta ta y’all!]