Stories Framed Photography gets "FURY"ous with a mystery writer

Nothing makes a lover of writing more nervous and paranoid than writing about a writer. Did I get the punctuation right? Is my grammar ok (or at least ok-ish)? Do I make sense? Oh, I could keep going. But instead I'll keep my worry to myself and move on to the meat of the story...

I happen to LOVE telling stories. I really love reading books. I would NEVER EVER peek at the last page of a book. It's practically against my religion! 

Except this one time. 

Meet Shane Gericke. He is a bestselling crime and mystery writer. He is one of the nicest people on the planet. And he hired me to take his (dashing yet daunting) author photos.

SFP author book photo
SFP author photo Shane Gericke

So when I received his latest book, The Fury, I just knew I had to break the rules and skip to the end.

I PINKY-SWEAR-PROMISE I did not read a single word from the end of the text. I have NO IDEA who dies, how they met their fate or, for that matter, if anyone dies at all. Oh boy, I'm just digging myself into a hole here.... {murder mystery humor}

Stories Framed | author | book cover

I did, however, look at THIS (while jumping up and down and squealing so loud my dog thought I was hurt)...

SFP The Fury author photo

Thank goodness no one was here to witness the embarrassing happy dance I did when I saw my name and a photo that I took  in a nationally bestselling novel. This was really exciting. REALLY. FLIPPING. EXCITING. 

(Editor's Note: This all took place last fall, long before Abbie's photo was used in the recently released non-fiction book about Passover. She's much more accepting of world-renowned fame and fortune for her photography. FYI.)

Stories Framed | author headshot | thankyou

Not only was my photo credit listed alongside the photo I took of Shane, he also THANKED me! How cool is that?! In fact, Shane named me one of his ARTISTS. Such an honor. Sincerely. 

If you look below the Artist paragraph, (second billing, mind you, haha) my mom, Jan Page, and step-dad, Bill Page, were listed as contributors in the form of "The Manuscript Whisperer" and typo-and-fact-checkers;

(That was an intentional misuse of punctuation to see just how good they are at their jobs.... and to see if I can keep it that way without breaking out in hives.)

Here are a few more shots from Shane's fun and spooky-ish photoshoot. I loved the locations we used. They were so suited to his brand. Sorta looks like he's in an old, creepy prison. 

SFP author headshots | back alley

This next shot is one of my personal favorites. Shane looks so serious and dramatic. I am a little bit afraid of him here. (As a crime writer, I hope he takes that as a compliment. I promise not to let on that, in reality, he's a total softie.)

Stories Framed | author headshots | behind the scene | bts

As serious and dramatic as that portrait turned out, THIS was the goofy "behind the scenes" situation we had going on. We had a black background, what looks like perfect lighting (it actually WAS perfect: all natural sunlight in an overcast sky). We had a black reflector and oh yeah, those three goofballs.

Now, dear reader, you have one thing left to do: go buy The Fury.

Oh, and when you read it, be sure to start at the beginning.

Are you an aspiring author? Are you a New York Times Bestselling Author? Either way, you must have a superbly perfect headshot on that back cover. Call me. We'll do pictures.