It's now possible if you're on Author Central to connect your Author Central profile with your Shelfari profile. When you do that, you'll see an "author" badge on your Shelfari avatar. To link, sign into Author Central, click on the Books tab and select one of your books. Then click the Book Extras tab and you can click the "visit Shelfari.com" link. We are working to make it easier for authors on Shelfari & Author Central to manage their book and author information. (As stated by Amanda)
If you are not on Author Central, the only way to have something like that is to change that actual picture you're using as your avatar to something that would indicate Writer or Author. You could search google images or photobucket for a picture that would work for you, and use that as your avatar image. Keep in mind however, that it would not be considered an "offical" Shelfari badge.
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