Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Author Bio

I've just updated my author bio with my publisher at his request. He's got quite a project, getting that new blog up and making it look professional.

Here is the blog site and from there you can discover all that's there. Go here.

It took me three days to come up with an opening. I wanted something that sounded good, pulled the person reading it in, and something that told them right away what I'm about. I like the idea of having the reader access these things on certain writers. I've seen the more well known published authors, and some of their bios come off as boring. Some more interesting depending upon what they did before they wrote. They've accomplished so much, too.

Me, I'm a bit of a rogue when it comes to doing thing the way others would have you do them. Here is the beginning of mine.

Imagine if you will a young impressionable teenage girl, running home from school to watch the dark soap opera, “Dark Shadows”. Imagine also, same girl a little older, staying up—or trying to—to watch the old B&W classic horror flicks—her favorite, of course, is Dracula.

That little girl was me. I had a crush on Dracula, but never liked that he was hunted down and killed. I always thought he should have the woman he loved, after all, he went to so much trouble in getting her. If I had written the play, it would have gone 180 degrees the other way. I spent an inordinate amount of time digging up anything on vampires I could throughout high school and college—which probably earned me the Weirdo Award... but I didn't care.

Well, that's all for now. I planned on working on something this afternoon, but I think my brain is on vacation!


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