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July 5, 2010

Author Photos

During our recent cruise I took the opportunity to get some nice portrait shots to use as author photos. I was really pleased with the final result. To see all four portraits go to my About Shelley page and scroll down. Feel free to let me know what you think and which is your favorite.

Shelley Munro

Photo credit: Princess Cruises.

Do you like to see an author photo at the back of a book?


  1. Karen Erickson

    You look great! And yes I like seeing author photos… :mrgreen:

  2. Maria D.

    The photos are great Shelley! I do like to see photo’s of authors that I read. My favorite one is the one where you are sitting in a chair and look like you are laughing – you are wearing a black and gold long dress.

  3. Shelley Munro

    Thanks, Karen!

    Maria – that was one of my formal shots. My husband and I had one taken together as well (he was in his suit) and we gave it to his mother as a gift.

  4. Maria Zannini

    That’s a great shot!

    I’d rather not see an author photo. Not that it will stop me from buying the book, but I kinda prefer the mystery of the author.

    Maybe that’s impossible in this day and age, but I like that sense of ambiguity.

  5. Shelley Munro

    Maria – the lack of an author photo would never stop me purchasing a book but I always check them out. Mostly authors never look how I imagine them.

    I like some of the mysterious author shots were you get a shadowed face or a back view too. They always make me smile.

  6. Marguerite Butler

    Those are great shots because you look so happy and relaxed.

    I kinda dig seeing author photos. It’s nice to be reminded that authors are real people, not mysterious figures in ivory towers.

  7. Lex Valentine

    Great photo! You look so happy!

    I don’t mind author photos. If it’s on a book it should be a pro shot though and not from a web cam. LOL It doesn’t affect whether I’ll buy a book or not though.

  8. mary

    Love that picture. I do like to see author pictures in the back of books, it’s nice to see what everyone looks like.

  9. Sierra Dafoe

    Shelley, what wonderful photos! And that dress you’re wearing on your bio page is positively scrumptious! I think my favorite is the one of you and the camel, though ;)

    I need to do new author photos sometime soon, too. These were great!

  10. Jaime

    I love seeing author photos and I love this one! You have a beautiful smile. :grin:

  11. N.J. Walters

    Love the pictures Shelley. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them!

  12. Pearl

    Good energy. I like to see author photos.

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