As a novelist, one option I have is to include an “About the Author” page at the end of my novels. It adds a little extra bulk but gives the reader a little insight into who I am. The current version can be seen here on the website on my Biography page here.
Here’s the thing. I can fill a few paragraphs inside a book. But on a book jacket or the back cover of a trade paperback, you want something much more succinct – one or two sentences at most that give a flavor about you. My existing biography is way too big for that task.
So I’ve been considering what my short bookjacket bio should look like will be. These change over time, but since I’m in the midst of a rebranding, a new brief bio (as opposed to biography) is appropriate. As of now, it reads like this:
D.G. Speirs is a storyteller, novelist and voice actor living in central Florida with his cats, George and Harry. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself.
A different version for online locations reads:
D.G. Speirs is a storyteller, novelist, and voice actor living in central Florida. He keeps searching for better stories to tell, even if he has to make them up himself. His latest novel, TRIANGLE: WILDCARD is available now on amazon.com.
As noted, both works in progress, but I like the flavor of it. More to come, I’m sure.