I have been reading Anne Mini's blog recently. She has tons of information about writing and publishing. It's excellent and you should go check it out here. Her posts are really long, but definitely worth it.
She posted about book beginnings and endings, but before she got to that, she wrote about author photos. Something I haven't given much thought about as I don't have an agent or a contract. Yet, she lays out a couple of thoughts that I found interesting and decided to share.
Get your author photo early. You never know when you'll land a contract or an agent and they want a photo of you pronto. Also, who has a photo that they actually want anyone to see? Her advice, get one now.
Choose a shot that matches your book. Is it funny YA? The photo should be light and fun. Is it dark and mysterious? Your photo should reflect that as well. You may also need a photo for an author bio. It should reflect your personality and be book appropriate.
This is her advice. Interesting, huh? So, come on all, get out there and get your photos taken. If you live in the Salt Lake area, I know a good one. Check out Black Pearl Photography. But wait for me to call her first. I am NOT photogenic and I may need an additional session.
Have you got your author photo?