One of the many things a writer needs is a bio. There are several versions that fall into general categories. There’s a longer bio that may include family and geographic information. It might be a little bit funny and likely reflects the author’s personality. Then there’s a really short bio that includes just the basics–the kind of thing that might appear at the end of an article. And then there’s a longer, professional bio that leaves out the family/fun stuff and just focuses on credentials.
I’m headed to a writer’s bootcamp at the end of February and one of our pre-bootcamp assignments is to write the short, end-of-an-article bio. Here’s what I have so far:
Sarah Loudin Thomas has written articles for magazines and newspapers including Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, The Asheville Citizen Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. Her poetry has appeared in Now & Then, Appalachian Heritage and The Pisgah Review. A member of ACFW, she is currently seeking publication of her novel, The Memory of Drowning. She maintains a blog at www.sarahanneloudinthomas.wordpress.com.
So what do you think? Too dry? Should I include my education? Input, please.