Writers dislike several things. Most of us struggle to write a synopsis. We don’t particularly like query letters. We have to push to get a character sketch done properly. And we wish someone else would take our first drafts and make them perfect.
However, one thing is inescapable. Everyone wants an Author’s Bio. Your readers want one, most of all. I always read the ones in books because I like to know if the person I just had a one-sided conversation with via the story is anything like the mental picture I drew.
The first bio I wrote went like this:
Ms. Haley graduated from fan fiction to Regency Romance, making an exciting segue into erotic romance. She’s a native California with a love for historical fiction and non-fiction and would love to hear from you.
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Then I needed a bio for DL Hungerford for Scribophile:
Born and raised in Southern California, DL Hungerford began writing right about the time you would expect. She honed her skills through fanzines, epic letters, and minutes for various clubs. She also wrote newsletter submissions for clubs, as well as movie and book reviews.
She loves the world of fiction, especially Regency England, but hopes to explore other horizons as time permits. She still lives in Southern California with her husband, a spoiled cat, and a flock of parrots and other birds.
Then the darn cat had to go and die. And I got a dog. Sheesh.
Born and raised in Southern California, DL Hungerford began writing right about the time you would expect. She has worked as a child care provider, a cook, a caterer, a clerk, customer service operator, blackjack dealer, house cleaner, bird breeder, a caseworker for local government, and a supervisor of caseworkers. She honed her writing skills through fanzines, epic letters, and minutes for various clubs. She also wrote newsletter submissions for clubs, as well as movie and book reviews.
DL loves the world of fiction, especially Regency England, but hopes to explore other horizons as time permits. She still lives in Southern California with her husband, a spoiled dog, and a flock of parrots and other birds.
(She also writes under the pen name of Roxanna Haley, but don’t spread it around.) You can contact her through any of the various links below:
Author Page on Amazon https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/books
And Support an Author! Buy the books and leave a review!
Then it morphed into Roxanna again.
Roxanna Haley has been writing for many years as a way to keep the craziness from taking over her life. She loves to read and has been living in Regency England for as long as she can remember. When she finds herself in the modern world, she is usually in Southern California with her husband, a spoiled dog and a flock of parrots and other birds. She loves to hear from her fans, so please contact her or follow her at the links below.
AND you can buy the first novella in the Regency Banquet Series here.
Recently I was contacted by a local fandom convention to lead a workshop and be on panels about writing. They needed a bio.
D.L. Hungerford also writes as Roxanna Haley, covering diverse genre like paranormal romance, Regency romance, and contemporary suspense romance. Fine, she writes romances, okay? She started out in the days when Star Trek TOS was on the air and wrote fan fiction for the local STAR publication, The Menagerie. Now she has short stories in anthologies on the web, two Regencies of a trilogy up and running, and soon will be traditionally published with the contemporary thing. Smashwords recently chose her Regency series for their Premium Catalogue. A fan of fantasy and science fiction, Ms. Hungerford stays active in local fandom and now that she has a faster internet service, will be streaming all those shows you have been telling her about.
When not writing or being glued to Facebook, she breeds finches and small hookbill parrots, walks her dog, and humors her husband of 20 years by nodding agreeably.
All of that comes down to the fact that I am hurrying to push out as much print as possible and find readers who have the time to leave a review or three. Between cleaning bird cages, hosting convention panels, and all manner of other mundane stuff. I also hope to gather some short stories and prompts I written for a collection to be self published and I have signed up for a story in a retelling of fairly tales anthology. More on that soon.
Thanks for reading. I’ll be back on Thursday.