Monday, November 1, 2010

Help Me Select A New Publicity Photograph

My editor asked for a new publicity picture for me for Blood Wounds, so I grabbed Marci and made her take pictures of me. She took thousands but these are the two we like best.

I thought I'd see if you have a preference. I'll be setting up a quick three day poll. Vote between the first picture and the second (after I look at them again, I'll describe them a little bit in the poll).

Marci and I both have a favorite, so I can't swear this poll will be binding. But it never hurts to get a second or third or fourth opinion!

Picture 1




Picture 2

20 comments:

Jack said...

Picture 1 for me; it looks better with the bookcase in the shot.

Hailee said...

I like Picture 1 too. There seems to be more light in the photograph and I like how it sort of filters through the window. The bookcase isn't bad either. Hope this helps!

Brandi said...

I loooove number 1. : )

exBFF said...

#1 - it looks like the photographer caught you in the middle of telling a really great story.

#2 is a bit Flannery O'Connor-esque.

:-)

qwertyuiop said...

#1 is great. the book behind you really say "hey I'm a writer!" hope this helps
jon

Anonymous said...

1... Picture 2 reminds me of a pesky summer camp warden I had in high school... Not a good thing. Take the isolation table out of the original parent trap movie and minus the quirky twin and you have my horrible summer.

Anonymous said...

Definitely not 2. But a professional photograph would seem in order.

Sophia said...

Picture one, for sure. The shot is a very good angle of you, and the bookcase in the background is a nice touch. It looks like you were just about to read a story at the library. Love your books, by the way :)

S.M.D. said...

Picture 1 for sure. It's happy-looking.

Bee said...

I love pic #1! Hope that helps :)

Heather said...

Picture 1!

Gillian said...

#1 is a much better photo in all respects, I think. #2 looks like the picture frame is growing out of your head...

Anonymous said...

i like picture one! its beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Glen's vote is for picture one, but I reserve the right to change it depending on what the book is about. Stern book = stern picture.

Frank Mochrie said...

Number 1 because your number 1

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Anonymous said...

Hi, Susan
I like photo #1.
Maria T.

Fear Death By Water said...

Number 1. But where's Scooter? You shoulda had him on your lap.

Anonymous said...

I like pic 1 more, to
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L said...

i agree with fear death by water.
wheres scooter!?!