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Martha Wells

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Thanks to everyone who filled out the poll yesterday. B was a clear winner, but I still kind of like D better. We'll see. It's hard for me to look at and pick out pictures of myself, because in my head I look pretty much like Nanny McPhee, but without the Emma Thompson part.

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Maybe it's just me, but I get a strong "Bitch, please" vibe from D. Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. I'm just sayin' :-)

LOL, that's probably why I like that one!

I liked D (and C) too, but I thought that depending on how small the picture ends up being on the cover, maybe a close-up would be better?

I think I also like D because it's not a close-up, but yeah, a close-up would probably be better.

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B does look more like an author photo.

I liked both, but picked B because it's a little closer, the light is a bit better, and it doesn't suffer from the possible white-on-white problem. Have you tried looking at them both in black-and-white?

Nanny McPhee? Really? Are you nuts? If you reverse that to Emma without Nanny, you'd be a lot closer. ;)

I've got black and white copies too, and they both look pretty good.

I have body dismorphic thingy (like most of the other people in world). :)

Missed the poll yesterday, but I like D. You have attitude & personality in D. On the other hand, mahoni may be right about the close-up thing.

And may I just say you are much prettier than I remember from your last author photo?

Thanks :) I think a lot of people didn't like the one I used on my first couple of books.

The first time I read one of your books was, oh, more than ten years ago, and I don't have a memory of an author photo of you that wasn't pretty. Not that I don't believe you — really, I have no memory of seeing an author photo of you until some time in the past few years. But, er. Still. ;)

Actually, while I was doing the "woo more Martha Wells books are coming out" happy dance (I told you I would!) the other day, my boyfriend asked me what you look like, and I said, "Pretty! And nongeneric. With nice wavyish hair, at least in the photos I've seen."

And then I showed him, and he agreed. So while indeed you aren't Emma Thompson, you are your own kind of pretty. Just sayin'.

Thanks, you guys are making me blush. :)

In anticipation of your new book, I was thinking about some of the others yesterday. And the opening scene of The Wizard Hunters, where Tremaine is trying to figure out how to commit suicide in a very practical manner, is just lovely. It's one of my favorite starts to a book. I can hardly wait to find out how the new one starts.

Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the first chapter of The Cloud Roads. I don't think it has as good a first page hook as Wizard Hunters, but I've read the first chapter at a few cons and it always seems to get a really positive reaction.

I chose C partlyy because you had a slight smile in that one. You have such a pretty smile.

Doh! I missed the poll. I actually agree with you that D is better than B, but ... whatever. I don't count, 'cause I missed the poll! Right? ;)

I picked D! But they were all nice.

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