One name jumped out at me as I was digging through the archives this week: Sparkle Hayter.

Besides Galaxy Craze (co-author of the forthcoming book Mapmaker, Soho Teen 2015), Sparkle Hayter may just have the best author name ever, and her author photos do not disappoint.

Here’s the photo we went with for the book What’s a Girl Gotta Do? :


But my favorite of her photos is the one that didn’t make the cover: