Writing

Regarding my Author’s Bio

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,

Alexis 

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