The pictures are
different types of leaves: fig leaves, tea leaves, gold leaves, and cos (lettuce) leaves.
This leads to the wordplay that
for each of the words on the top, "FIG", "TEA", "AU" (gold), or "COS" can "leave" the word to become a synonym of one of the words below. In addition, the number of pages behind each picture tells us how many words that picture applies to.
Upon doing that, we get
By ear = (AU)RALLY -> RALLY = gather
Confront aggresively = AC(COS)T -> ACT = law
Flat ground = PLATE(AU) -> PLATE = crockery item
Going for = (COS)TING -> TING = bell sound
Miniature statue = (FIG)URINE -> URINE = bodily fluid
Natural sugar = GLU(COS)E -> GLUE = paste
Rich cakes = GATE(AU)S -> GATES = doors
Taking without permission = S(TEA)LING -> SLING = throw
Enzymes = PRO(TEA)SE -> PROSE = not poetry
Universes = (COS)MOSES -> MOSES = sea parter
Now, notice that each picture has a number on it. If we
take them as indicies into the reduced words each picture applies to, and arrange the resulting letters in the order of the grid, we get
Now, if we look the name up, we find that
she is the author of the book, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the final answer, which appropriately includes a similar pun on "leaves" as the one in the puzzle itself (and clued by the title "Turning over a new page", or equivalently turning a leaf of a book).