I’ve always thought it important to update my author photo on a regular basis. There must be nothing quite so jarring for readers than meeting their favourite author for the first time in person and finding out that the picture they’d come to know was taken a decade or more ago. I suppose the possibility is not entirely eradicated by using new photos on new books. For instance, what if someone picked up a copy of my first book, Amuse Bouche, published in 2003, then meets me at a reading or conference thinking I’m going to look like this wee baby? I can hear the shrieks already!
I hope it whets your appetite!