Well, what do you think? I don't know, author photos are funny things. I had this one done in a bit of a desparate panic some time ago (my hair is now less and greyer) but recently, on a school visit, a teacher was surprised to meet me and said 'You don't look at all like a serial killer.' which, I suppose I should take as a compliment.
Anyway, DO NOT BE AFRAID. I will be appearing at the Pop-Up Festival of Stories in Central London on Sat 30th June. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday and there will be delights for young and old, short and tall, thin and not-so-thin! I repeat, though my author photo may be on the scary side, I am not! I am house-trained, do not bite and delightful company. Just as almost anyone who've met me. Okay, not anyone I've actually worked with but certainly my publishers feel I'm safe to meet the public.
As well as me (as if that was not enough) there will be Jon Mayhew! Alexander Gordon Smith! Katie Dale! Candy Gourlay! Many other authors and artists wise, talented and edible! These are your new best friends or your money back! Money, what money? The festival is FREE! FREE!
There are plenty of details here.