July 2014 archive

5 Reasons Getting a Professional Headshot is Totally Worth It

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I am not a big fan of getting my picture taken. I am not particularly photogenic, nor am I comfortable in front of the camera. So posing for a headshot is definitely not my idea of a good time.

Nonetheless, once I got a book deal, I knew I should retire my current avatar–my head cut out of a family photo–and get something more professional.

But I really didn’t want to.

For two months, I hemmed and hawed, and tried to think of a way to get out of doing it. But in the end, I bit the bullet and paid a professional photographer.

Here are five reasons I’m glad I did.


Drum Roll, Please: My Book Has a Cover!

For the last few months, I’ve known I was actually about to become a published author—at least, mentally I did. I had the contract, after all. And the advance check. But it still didn’t seem completely real.

I mean, come on. Who gets a book deal with their very first completed manuscript? It’s one of those things that just doesn’t happen.

Except it does. And now I have the proof.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the cover(s)of All’s Fair in Lust & War!