Friday, July 14, 2006

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Yep. Having me some milk duds. Had to work this morning, and I'm just now going through the emails and blogging.

I was at the library the other day, checking out some books, when I started to notice the bookcovers. Well, not exactly. I was more fascinated by the pictures of the authors on the back.
First of all, I didn't know P.D. James was a woman. That was new and different. And I also saw that there were a bunch of mysteries, written by women, who used initials as their author names.
I know JK Rowling did that because she didn't think she would be taken seriously as a female author. Interesting.
I like Stephen King's picture. And James Patterson. It gives me another little piece of the story. Nora's old pictures on her books where not exactly flattering. But her new ones are sleek. Both for Robb and Roberts.
Not to be hateful (y'all know I'm low-maintenance), but I have to snort at Danielle Steele's pictures. Have you SEEN them? She is dressed to the nines, sometimes with furs, make-up galore. *blinking*
I know Allison Brennan actually posted about four pictures and wanted us to vote on them. And I think she made a good choice.
But it's just another piece of the publishing puzzle to think about.

I actually have someone I used to work with who will take my picture for free. All he wants is credit for the photo. *grinning* I can do that.
Now I just need to get that agent to contract me.


Tori Lennox said...

I know a lot of women mystery writers use their initials because, believe it or not, there are men out there who won't read books written by women. Chauvinist pigs! I'd like a fun picture for my books. :)

Bryan said...

I'm offering my services to anyone linked from my blog page. If I read your blog everyday, the least I can do is give something back. So all you about to be famous people... and the one's who already are... let me know.

I'm thinking about doing a self portrait of myself something along the lines of a publicity shot for "The Invisible Man". Ooh, ooh. Better yet, Poser art.