Every picture tells a story, even the outtakes — or sometimes, especially the outtakes.
I was recently sorting through some of my “author” photos. You know, mug shots, pictures of me at events, signings, and other promotional type stuff. It occurred to me that “the Cloud” enables me to hang on to crummy photos almost indefinitely. I’m not terribly vain, so I decided to share some of the outtakes with you. (These are photos that, heretofore, have not been shared publicly.)
Here’s me with fab author Peg Cochran chatting with a few folks at a book signing in Grand Rapids, Mich. She’s the “good guy” in white. They say black is slimming. “They” lie.
This GIF shows me talking to a gracious group of folks at a library in Gwinn, Mich. Either I was a little nervous or the floor in that room was pitching like the deck of a ship in rough waters.
On the road, traveling to promote my books, is hard work. Naturally, I work up an appetite. Hubs snapped this shot of me about to take a bite out of a cookie. It was not my first bite. Or my first cookie.
If this top looks familiar, it’s the one I’m wearing in my Facebook profile picture. I’ve used that profile mug shot widely as an author bio picture. That photo was one of seemingly hundreds of pictures my husband shot of me that day in various locales. This one in which my expression clearly says “Enough with the photos already!” was the LAST shot that day. We’ll end with it today, too.
(This picture look familiar?) Several years ago author Vickie Fee moved from Memphis on the banks of the muddy Mississippi River to Marquette on the shores of chilly Lake Superior, taking her accent, her sense of humor, and her recipe for Jack Daniels whiskey balls with her. She pens fun cozy mysteries with sassy Southern heroines. My Fair Latté, the first book in her new Café Cinema series comes out in March 2020. When she’s not dawdling on social media and swilling coffee, you can find Vickie at www.vickiefee.com and in the coop at Chicks on the Case.
Do you save photos, even bad ones, too?