Question: Why are your profile pictures either cropped or distorted?
Answer: I suppose this is the nice way of asking if I'm hiding something horrible about my face, eh?
Just kidding - the honest answer is that I was having a vanity moment and wanted to hide the fact that I have a Spock eyebrow. :-P
With the "cartoonized" image I use for Twitter, you can't see it because it's in a color block:
But in the source image, you can see how my left eyebrow goes vertical in the middle. It's not always like that, but for some reason that day, it was being weird. When I uploaded the image to my computer, I decided to work around it, so I used a cartoon filter for Twitter and I cropped off the side of my face for my profile picture here.
There are very few pictures in existence with me in them - I HATE cameras. I realized I'd need a real picture of myself when Suzie sold my book, so I took this one. (Here's another secret - I took this in my bathroom mirror, myself, and photoshopped the pecan tree into the background.)
Sneaky writer is sneaky...