The Creation of an Author’s Headshot

Photography by Jeff Cable. Modeling and text by Marc Jedel.

My book, Uncle and Ants: A Silicon Valley Mystery, is a humorous murder mystery. As the marketing blurb goes: “If you like clever humor, sassy side characters, and average Joes facing extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this twisty mystery.” At least, I hope you will. Buy the eBook (or paperback) from Amazon.

Jeff Cable is an awesome photographer (his blog here). When he agreed to take my author photos, I was ecstatic. I knew if anyone could make a nearly bald, middle-aged man look good, it would be Jeff (see his picture here). We had a blast brainstorming ideas for a photo shoot to help me create my author’s persona. Then, we realized we didn’t have a corporate budget behind us so the exotic location shots, expensive aerial stunts, and special effects were out. Settling for the next best option, we drove 10 minutes to the nearest Redwoods and he shot the pictures below.