Reasons cited was because it was more friendly, showed my playful side.
The second most popular is a tie between #2:
Surprisingly, the most popular choice for my book photo is the black and white:
My publicist likes this one too.
In second place was #7:
And close behind was #6:
So, I'll post #1 as my new Facebook photo (because my public demands it). I'll see what the publisher's requirements are for the author pic and get back to you. Or maybe I should leave it as a surprise (buy the book? Get your library to buy it? Ask to borrow a friend's copy?)
Thanks all for your thoughtful consideration.
Next... Suzy's blog post about how to take a successful author photo. Then... Cover reveal! (I hope).