Why you should have a professional author photo #WriterWednesday #AuthorMarketing #AmWriting

We can at least pretend that we get out of our pajamas and dress professionally to write.

D.E. Haggerty

I’ll be brutally honest – I didn’t think much of the whole author photo thing when I started developing my author platform. And, yes, I still hate those words ‘author platform’ now as much as I did in 2013 when I published my first book and started researching all this author marketing stuff. Like most self-published authors, I used a favorite personal photo for my author profile. In my case, it was a picture taken during my 12 ½ year anniversary party (12 ½ year anniversary is totally a thing). When I started using that picture, it was already a few years old. At some point, I had to admit that it didn’t really look like me anymore. At that point, I grabbed a vacation photo and used that. But then that photo started looking a bit dated as well. I’d be damned if I yet again updated my author…

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M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, Author, blogger, and supporter of independent writers. One mystery novel, The Neon Houses, http://amzn.to/2kSqdPX.

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