Today’s post is a simple question. I mentioned the other day that my publisher asked for a new “Author Photo” to use in their soon-to-be-revamped website. My question is “casual or serious?”
I kind of like the new portrait, but Rebekah believes no-one wants to read books by some “stodgy-looking old guy.”
So here are a couple of samples. What do you think?
My publisher has the last word, but you – at least I sure hope so – are the book-buying public.
I promise some actual writing later today or tomorrow! Peace – DEREK
Derek has published seven books in the past decade (you can find them at https://www.amazon.com/Derek-Maul/e/B001JS9WC4), and there’s always something new in the works.
Before becoming a full-time writer, Derek taught public school in Florida for eighteen years, including cutting-edge work with autistic children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in psychology and education from Stetson University and the University of West Florida.
Derek is active in teaching at his church: adult Sunday school, and a men’s Bible study/spiritual formation group. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling, photography, reading, cooking, playing guitar, and golf.