Elizabeth Jane Corbett

writing her way home

Okay so this is getting real – an author interview and a photo shoot

Round Table Discaussion

Two important things happened last week. First, I was included in a historical fiction round table discussion on Sophie Schiller’s blog. If you take time to read the discussion – and it is well worth a read – you will notice two things. 

Firstly, only one male writer was interviewed. This is not a matter of discrimination (the participants were largely voluntary) so much as a reflection of who is reading and writing historical fiction. Women. Certainly a quick perusal of the Historical Novels Society membership list would bear this out. Yet, women writers are consistently under reviewed. Interviews like Sophie’s help correct the imbalance. Yay, Sophie!

The second thing you’ll notice if you read the interview is that I am the only author on the list who has not yet had a full length work published. So, like, I was so lucky to be included. Reading back over the interview, I could have answered some questions differently. Bit mostly, I think it went okay. If you have time, click on the link and let me know. 

Photo shoot

As a consequence of the round table discussion, I had a note from my publisher. Actually, hang on a sec, let’s just pause and reapeat those words. I had a note from my publisher 🙂 🙂 🙂 saying I would need a bigger (as in pixels) photo for future publicity. She was right. I knew this to be true. As my current headshot is a cropped photo taken at our son’s wedding with my husband’s head artfully removed. Oops! 

Fortunately, our daughter houseshares with a photographer, Anthony Cleave, and as Anthony took our family photo at Christmas time, I had already seen his work. An added bonus was that he was happy to do the shoot at my house. Added to which, my daughter Priya decided to come along for the ride. This made the whole event pretty relaxed with Priya telling me I needed a necklace and fluffing up my hair and generally making me laugh. We had some silly moments.

   

 

Four hours later, I received seven digital photos through Onefile. I posted them to our family Viber group for a vote. This is the one we decided on.

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Carine

    Lovely! xx

  2. Jacqui John

    Love the photo Liz,I will definitely buy a book by this author!

    • Elizabeth Jane Corbett

      It was great having Priya there. I am not very good at relaxing in front of a camera.

  3. ejcorbett2013

    Thanks. He did a great job!

  4. Yes! Perfect! xXx

  5. Lorraine

    Congratulation Liz. How exciting!! Enjoy it all to the full, you’ve worked very hard and very long to get here.

    • Elizabeth Jane Corbett

      Thanks, Lorriane. It was fun. Yes, I’m just trying to enjoy these moments. As you said…it’S been a long road.

  6. Great photo! And congrats on the interview.

    • Elizabeth Jane Corbett

      One of the advantages of taking sooo… long to write a book is the build up of contacts. 🙂

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