There are a lot of different ways authors present themselves. Some create a little logo for their “brand.” I did that, but it feels too impersonal in certain circumstances. Some authors use a photograph of themselves, but I prefer to keep more privacy. Some authors use a photograph of somebody else, but that I didn’t want to come off as deceitful (although it would be an opportunity to be somebody better looking).
Instead, I did what I do when I can’t find good, cheap cover art — I drew it myself. Here’s my very own self-portrait! It looks like me, but not too much like me ;-).