Authorship expert +Mark Traphagen
is hot on the trail of the return of the Google markup (HTML) for identifying authorship.
He was kind enough to reply quickly to questions about using the HTML rel=author instead of the Structured Data Rich Snippits.
Look up Mark and his collections for updates.
After seeing Mark's post I placed the code in my WordPress > Users > Profilehttps://plus.google.com/+MarkTraphagen/posts/2YLpXoB5dUt