While Googling myself I noticed some sites were showing the authors pictures beside them on the search result. Here is the before and after of my site.
Add a link to your header (remember to at ?rel=author on the end of your Google+ profile link)
Add the following somewhere on the page
Verify your email address at https://plus.google.com/authorship Wait for google to update
If you run into any trouble you can see whether Google is picking up the author with the Rich Snippet Tool.