Here it is. This is my first author photo. I had my hair done and my makeup, and got my nails done (In my favorite red. :) ) Then off to the photographer who took 20+ pictures. I seriously wished they had come out looking a little less like me and a little more like Sandra Bullock. :)
The reaction from most folks has been positive. Though there have been some comments about how straight my hair is in the photo. Noteworthy, since my hair usually resembles a poodle in a steady drizzle.
Also this past week, I wrote my author bio. I felt like Bob Dole, writing in the third person about myself. Before I started the bio, I went to the Heartsong website to read bios of other Heartsong authors to get a feel for what the publisher was looking for.
Each of these steps brings me closer to holding my first novel in my hands. I think the next steps will be seeing the cover art and proof-reading the galley sheets. Four months and counting until The Bartered Bride releases.