So I threw together a rough author’s bio a few months back. Almost every publisher of short stories requests one. At the time I was happy with what I put together. However, since I do now have one publishing credit, I have considered changing my bio. So I messed around, trying to figure out how to put this together. And I could really use some input.
Here is my current author’s bio (as it reads in the How the West Was Wicked Anthology):
Alexis Hunter is a freelance writer, specializing in short stories and flash fiction. A lifelong fan of the Fantasy genre, she has a passion for all things mythical, ethereal and out of this world. She currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband, Bo, and cat Ripley.
Problems I had with it:
1.) No mention of current publishing credit.
2.) The use of ‘ethereal’ and ‘out of this world’ feel a little redundant – what do you think?
3.) Some sites suggest there’s no need to include personal information (i.e., Bo and Ripley’s names)
Now here’s what I threw together tonight:
Alexis A. Hunter made her debut as a published author with her short story “The Devil’s Sport”, which can be found in the How the West Was Wicked Anthology. A lifelong fan of the Fantasy genre, Alexis has a passion for all things mythical, ethereal and out of this world. To learn more about Alexis visit www.idreamagain.wordpress.com.
Problems I have with it:
1.) Still might have the redundancy issue with the ‘ethereal’ and ‘out of this world’ line.
2.) I use my name (no pronouns) in all three lines.
3.) I’m unsure about how I listed my credit – what do you think.
Things I DO like about it:
1.) Publishing credit, WOO!
2.) The addition of my website enables readers to come find me after they read my work.
So, this is where I beg you all to offer some help. Any suggestions, pointers, etc, would be amazing. I’m trying to throw this together tonight so I can get it inserted in my latest acceptance.
Thanks in advance,