Monday, August 19, 2013

The Famous Author Exposed!

Maybe the main character in a man's work of fiction shouldn't be taking potshots at the boss -- biting the hand that feeds, etc. -- but don't you think it's time The Famous Author (TFA) got himself a new promotional photo? Recent photographs taken in New Brunswick, by none other than Rosemary Harris, make the photo TFA uses now look like they were taken of his son.

TFA's seven-year-old photograph adorns the wall here somewhere, I'm sure, but just in case you missed it: Here's what TFA thinks he looks like up there on the right --

Okay, are you ready? Here's the shot (left) taken earlier this month at a party prior to Deadly Ink, New Jersey's own mystery conference for fans and local authors. This is how the old geezer really appears -- oh, and notice the relaxed dress, the way he really outfits in summer.

I'm trying not to laugh, boss, honest. But are you kidding with this? It's time to stop visiting the beauty parlor before every convention and personal appearance. You're old. Be proud you made it this far. And be happy that I -- your own creation -- have exposed your true self to the world. You need this new photo.

And dude, where is your hair?


TFA said...

Very funny, Austin, but you already did this story -- three years ago. Your desperate attempts at promotion are sinking to new depths.

Perhaps I should kill you off, start a new series.

Les Edgerton said...

That shirt really hurts my ears...

Austin Carr said...

He's wearing it every day in Albany.