Yeah, let’s do that.
Have you, as a potential customer, ever been moved to buy a book by when the author was born, or by where? Or by where she’s living these days? “Holy smokes, this guy was born in Newark, sounds like my kind of writer.” “Damn, she lives in Bakersfield? Gotta read this book.”
Barry says some other smart things there, too. By the way, M.J. Rose’s blog is named, “Buzz, Balls, and Hype.” M.J., I salute you.
Think about the impression you want people to have upon reading your bio and the action you want them to take. How can you craft a page that will shape these goals?
There’s quite a bit of information in that post. Three snaps in a circle!
By the way, I’m still working on my bio, so feel free to critique it. Or post yours in the comments and offer it up for critique by anyone in the neighborhood!