Yesterday I had a photo shoot. Yes, me - I'm going to be on the cover of the March 2011 Business Woman magazine (a local Pennsylvania magazine). A local hair stylist did my hair and makeup. It took her an hour and a half - the photo shoot lasted half and hour. LOL - it took more time to make me look decent than to take the pictures! And it took way more time the night before picking out an outfit. I don't own any business suits and I try to find fun clothes that have an artistic flair. I actually ironed for this shoot - something I never do - the cat was fascinated by the squeaky ironing board.
Below is a picture my daughter took last night - my family thought I cleaned up nice ;) Since I was out and dressed, I went to the mall to buy my last x-mas present. YAY. I was in Sears and a very nice man asked me if I was Maria V. Snyder the writer? He recognized me! First time I've been recognized in public that wasn't in my home town AND I looked good (unlike being recognized in the grocery store wearing my sweat pants and glasses). He even gushed - such a nice early x-mas present for me :)
Speaking of cover models... MIRA INK, the new teen line in the UK has released the cover art for OUTSIDE IN. Another snazzy cover from my publisher in the UK - just be warned - if you find it posted on other blogs - DON'T read the story synopsis unless you've read INSIDE OUT - otherwise it will spoil the twist in INSIDE OUT. Both books are coming out in the UK in 2011 - INSIDE OUT on January 1, 2011 and OUTSIDE IN on March 18th, 2011.
What do you think of the cover? A blogger named Love Fantasy Novels has put up both the USA and UK covers and asked people to vote for their favorite. If you like to express your opinion and vote go here:
INSIDE OUT: http://lovefantasyscifinovels.blogspot.com/2010/12/inside-out-uk-vs-us.html
OUTSIDE IN: http://lovefantasyscifinovels.blogspot.com/2010/12/outside-in-uk-vs-us.html
And I also have the Australian cover for INSIDE OUT. It will be released in Australia in April 2011, with OUTSIDE IN coming out in July 2011.
I really like this one - what do you think??