My previous author photo was taken on a hurried afternoon in August last year, just as my book was going out on submission to editors for the first time.
My lovely sisters did my makeup, and then the three of us traipsed off to our local park and took a few black and white snaps in which I appear very regal and like a Real Professional Author.
This is the photograph that ultimately appears on the back of Our Chemical Hearts. It's special to me because my sister took it and my other sister was there and it was just the three of us, alone in a park, before I even knew if my book would sell or not.
Alas, we only took black and white photos (because they're more regal and author-ish, duh) and I've recently had requests from media outlets for colour images, so it was time to get photographed again. I'm in Sydney and my sisters are back in Townsville, so I decided to hire a pro this time: the incredibly talented Lisa Fahey.
Here are some of the new picks she took of me, in one of my favourite places in Sydney/the world: Centennial Park.
Thanks to Lisa Fahey for making me look way nicer than usual!