Friday, May 4, 2012

My Bio And Headshot

When my publisher asked for a bio and a headshot, I had my husband snap some pictures. I wasn't so pleased with the results and decided to splurge on a professional photographer. Here's the result of my "Christie Brinkley" session.

I'm sure my publisher will edit my bio, but here's what I've written so far: Shannon Hitchcock grew up in rural North Carolina on a 100-acre farm. Her extended family and love of the south are integral to her stories. Shannon’s picture book biography, Overgrown Jack was nominated for the Sue Alexander Most Promising New Work Award. Her writing has been published in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Children’s Writer, and other magazines. Shannon currently lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and teenaged son. Her first novel, The Ballad of Jessie Pearl, was inspired by a family story. For more information, visit Shannon on the web.

 Having a novel with my name on the cover is a dream come true for me. I plan to revel in every step of the process!

21 comments:

  1. Yay, Professional Shannon! I agree- enjoy every step. Revel, celebrate, and rejoice.

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  2. I'll only debut once, right? This is my Academy Awards!

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  3. It's a terrific picture, Shannon! Great bio too.

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  4. Lovely picture. Hope the ride is fun!

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  5. That's an awesome pic, Shannon. That's a great bio, too.

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  6. Thanks, Kathy. I looked at your blog and see that we have a love of the Highlights Foundation Workshops in common!

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  7. Thanks, Medeia! I can't wait until I'm official with my book cover on the Namelos website.

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  8. Great picture and bio. I'm so glad you're enjoying the ride. ; )

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  9. I'm glad you like the picture. Those are hard.

    And congrats on being blitzed!

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  10. Great photo! What a fun way to be introduced to you. I made my way here from Cynthia's blog. New follower!

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  11. Great photo, Shannon! I'm over here from Cynthia's blog. :)

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  12. Hi Cindy, Yes, I am enjoying the ride, but ready to hold my book in my hands!

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  13. Thanks to all of the posters who found me through Cindy's "Random Act of Kindness!" She's a wonderful writing buddy.

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  14. You made a great decision! Lovely photo. Congratulations.

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  15. I think it's a beautiful photo, Shannon. You look every bit the prolific author. Best wishes for a long and fruitful career.

    Joylene Nowell Butler, Author

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  16. Great photo. Popping over from Cynthia's blog. Congrats on your RAOK shout out. Nice to meet you - new follower here.

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  17. Hello!
    Lovely pic!
    I found my first attempt at writing a bio terrible! Yours is great.
    Though I'm sure it's not your first.
    Xx

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  18. That's a great picture! Just wanted to stop in and say hi and happy RAOK week!

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  19. Dropping in from Cynthia's blog to say howdy. Your photo looks quite nice. I hope you're happy with the result.

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  20. I am in the process of joining all the blogs whose owners have found me through Cindy's random act of kindness. Nice to meet all of you and I'm enjoying reading about your writing lives!

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