Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Me and my book jacket

Coincidence? Or did someone show the illustrator a picture of my hairdo? I've never met the artist or the designer, so I honestly don't know. But I suspect it's just happenstance.

Weird, though. Nearly creepy.



6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh, I think the illustrator must have googled you. It's the same length and the same side part!

Myfanwy Collins said...

Wow! That is uncanny, Ellen.

Ellen said...

I hadn't thought of that, Steph. That would explain it. :)

Myf, isn't it weird? I worry that readers will think I'm some sort of insane egotist, and will imagine I art-directed the illustration. "Goddamn it--this drawing doesn't look enough like ME! Make her blond! Part her hair on the left! Swoop it back! Make it longer!"

Darby said...

Except that the cover girl is like, 'What do they know that I don't know?', and you're like, 'I know something you don't know.'

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

Wow, that is weird! Be prepared for people to ask if you posed for the cover - I get that all the time. Even though I don't look remotely like the person on my cover - unlike you!

Ellen said...

Ooh, Darby! I like that. I might have to steal it.

Hi Melanie. I was hoping you'd say a few people assumed your book was nonfiction asked for a demonstration of your super powers. :)