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Monday, February 24, 2014

Viking: Help Pick the Author Pic

Some of you may have noticed, I like to have fun with the biography pages in my books.  And I'm going a step further now by coming up with a slightly new bio and new author picture per genre.  So the noir-esque private eye will continue to be in books of that style, Mime has a unique author bit all its own (check it out, the book's free after all), my superhero stuff will feature a superheroic me, and the fantasy work...  Well, I'm working on that.  Here's the fun little bio blurb I've come up with:

If taking a college fencing class, eating from the trash can, and smelling like an animal were qualifications for becoming a sword-swinging barbarian, J. D. Brink might be Conan’s protégé.  But since that career path seemed less than promising, he has instead been a sailor, spy, nurse, and officer in the U.S. Navy, as well as a gravedigger, insurance adjuster, and school teacher in civilian life.  Today (New Years, 2014) he and his family live in south Texas, where the heat makes smelling like an animal a natural part of life.  In his writing, as in life, Mr. Brink enjoys dabbling in multiple genres.

#1 - grumpy (looks like he has a black eye) viking

Now the big decision: Which picture to pair up with this? 

#2 - goofy (perhaps smelling something funky) viking

These are the shots I'm considering.  Anyone have any preferences?  Feedback?  Harsh criticisms?  Jokes and jabs in bad taste???

#3 - contemplative (not paying attention) viking

Or just the head shot as he thinks intelligently about marking his territory?

Please, speak up!  Leave a comment, send me a message, post to Facebook, whatever you prefer.  Help me pick a viking pic!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for those who gave me feedback... I ended up summarily choosing a cropped version of #1. It's the most fun!