Biography Progress Report #21: Shooting for the Perfect Author Photo
Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 130
I am wrapping up the approval of copyedits which has included re-looking up over 30 articles on microfilm to verify bylines and headlines. Last night I was pulling my hair out trying to find two articles that I had cited incorrectly. I finally found them and am just about ready to send off the approvals. Now, I need to wait for the galleys, and when they arrive I will engage in the fun and exciting task of compiling an index.
While I was waiting for the corrections, I enlisted the aid of my friend Heidi Ryder who happens to be a fantastic photographer. She agreed to take some author photos, one of which will be used on the dust jacket of the book. We did some with and without glasses, smiling or not smiling, and I thought the above image was the winner.
Heidi has also been toying with starting a blog about collectors, and since I already had fake eyelashes on, I agreed to be her guinea pig. It was her idea to suspend photos of Ann from the ceiling, which as you can imagine, was a royal pain and they kept falling down. It was also Heidi’s idea to have me posed with my photos like a teenager with her record collection.
Considering I hate having my photo taken these days, I am happy with how they turned out. It helps to know talented people.