Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest

WARNING: The following blog post contains WAY more photos of me, Ms. Sarah M. Anderson, than your recommended daily allowance. View at your risk.

Yes, friends, it's time for that annual* tradition, the Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest! Welcome to the first round of judging. I'm your host, Burt Hasselhoff. We have a lot of lovely Sarah M. Andersons with us today. The judges** have their work cut out for them! Let's give all the Sarahs a round of applause!

**(that would be you, loyal reader(s))

(cue applause)

Well, let's get started! First up, we have Thoughtful, yet Serious Sarah:



She's thoughtful, but serious! Next up, we have Great Cleavage Sarah:



I think I speak for a lot of our viewers when I saw, Wow, what great cleavage! Next, we have Gentle Breeze Sarah.



Isn't it amazing what a little wind can do for a gal? Now please give a warm welcome to Seriously Demure Sarah!



Yes, much more demure than thoughtful! For a change of pace, how about Good-Time Girl Sarah?



Yes, Good Time Girl Sarah looks like she know how to have some fun! Now let's welcome Sunny Day Sarah.



She's going to miss that sun this winter, folks! Now give a big hand to Serious Cowgirl Sarah.



She's serious about being a cowgirl, don't you think? So is Tree Girl Sarah.



Tree Girl Sarah is an early crowd favorite, but so is Sitting Pretty Sarah!



What a sweetheart. Now take a gander at Bug Bite Sarah.



Yes, you'd never know it to look at this Sarah, but she was being attacked by ants not happy about sharing the tree with her. Now welcome Sweet Sarah to the stage.



She's an early contender for Ms. Congeniality.

Ladies and Gentlemen, another round of applause for all of our lovely Sarah M. Andersons!  Judges**, please keep the rules in mind:
1. Keep it positive. Negative comments will be deleted.
2. All Sarahs can be made color, black and white, sepia, or washed tones. Do not let any Sarah's current coloring affect your opinions.
3. Remember, this is for an Official Author Picture, which you, loyal reader(s), will have to look up in the corner of this blog, on Facebook, on the Sarah M. Anderson website, and, good Lord willing, on book covers (hopefully sometime soon). Keep these mediums in mind when choosing.
4. Judges may choose up to their top three contenders to return for Round Two next week.

So tune in next week to see which Sarah made the cut, and which Sarah was just cut! I'm Burt Hasselhoff, signing off for the Ms. Sarah M. Anderson Beauty Contest. Until next week, judges! *waves to audience*

(cue applause)

*not really

22 comments:

Pauline Friday said...

I like good time girl or serious sarah. Good time girl may not be as "romantic" but I like the pic. and your cleavage does look good in that one picture.

Sarah M. Anderson said...

THANKS!

The Facebook vote is trending toward Bug Bite Sarah in the early voting. Can Bug Bite hold onto her lead? Or will there be a dark horse Sarah?

Carolyn said...

Okey...My fave is the first one, but for a blog, etc You may need one that is looking out at the dear reader.........Bug Bite is good

Pamela Cayne said...

Chalk up another vote for Good Time Sarah (followed closely by Serious Sarah--and I swear I don't know Pauline, nor are we in cahoots!)

Jill Winn said...

Bug bite Sarah and Sweet Sarah are my fav! They are all good though! Thanks for sharing!!

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Preliminary Results are coming in, folks, and now, thanks to Jill, Thoughtful yet Serious Sarah is tied with Bug Bite Sarah. Serious Cowgirl Sarah is after them, and Good Time Sarah is close behind, with Sweet Sarah and Tree Girl Sarah holding on.

Shay said...

Good time girl, but crop it right below the bustline to draw more attention to your face. That one's perfect!

Blythe Gifford said...

We get to pick three and then come back, right? So I'm with Gentle Breeze, Good Time, and Bug Bite for this Round.

Mary D. said...

Serious Cowgirl, Seriously Demure, and Thoughtful, Yet Serious for books and such. Some of the more smiley ones might be good for the blog and facebook.

lucylucia said...

I'm voting for 1. Great Cleavage Sarah 2. Gentle Breeze Sarah 3. Sunny Day Sarah and 3. Sweet Sarah

RAFinley said...

The best choice depends on the mood of your writing. Are your books serious and thoughtful? Then I vote "Thoughtful & Serious Sarah."

Do you want to emphasize the Cowboy/Cowgirl aspect of your writing? Then I vote "Bug Bite Sarah" (country-western coy with a bit of mischief)

Or, like on your blog, are your books full of your sense of humor...an underlying sense of fun...a little bit wry and a little bit adventurous? Then I vote "Good-Time Girl Sarah."

carolyn said...

My favorite is bugbite Sarah for an author portrait! Love the tree as a prop!

Erin Espino said...

I vote for Bug Bite Sarah, Tree Girl or Good Time Sarah.....though all are fabulous, and my opinion is definitely not the most important!!

Clinton said...

Good time Girl Sarah

Brent said...

I like "Thoughtful, yet Serious Sarah" though "Great Cleavage Sarah" gets kudos for the name alone :D

Sarah M. Anderson said...

Brent, I just call 'em like I see 'em. Clint, thanks for voting, and Erin, your vote DOES count!

Anonymous said...

I agree with RAFinley on reasons and choices.
Thoughtful, yet Serious Sarah; Good Time Girl Sarah; Bug Bite Sarah

Mama Nae said...

I like Bug Bite Sarah... and also Serious Sarah...

Joanne Lockyer said...

Hey Sarah! Chalk me up for Bug Bite Sarah :) Its a lovely photo and conveys both a fun and warm personality!

Sarah Harian said...

I vote Good Time Girl. Super cute.

Marilyn Brant said...

Good time girl Sarah and Thoughtful, serious Sarah are my 2 faves!!

Joelle Charbonneau said...

Hi Sarah!

Okay - I'm going to suggest two photos - one for the official "author" shot and one for publicity. I think the cowboy hat ones are better for publicity than for your author shot since they cover of the book will already scream cowboys (or it should). With that in mind I love Good Time Girl Sarah - the smile in that one reaches out and grabs me. The publicity photo that I like is Tree Girl Sarah (athough bug bite Sarah is a close second.)