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July 5th, 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?

12 comments to “Author Photos”

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

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

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

  12. Good energy. I like to see author photos.