One of the things I hate to do is write author bios for publication. Recently, I’ve had to write a couple for some stories coming out in the near future. I never know what to write. Do I try to be funny? I’ve never thought of myself as a funny person. How serious can I be before I come off sounding pompous? I might be pompous, but I don’t like to sound pompous. Should I tailor my bio for each individual publication? (Not that this is a significant problem because I’m don’t publishing much…yet.) Most importantly, how much do I actually say about me? I’m a person who likes my privacy, but if I don’t say anything about me, then it isn’t a very good bio, now is it? Hmmm….I guess I better figure this out and finish the one I owe Lightspeed Magazine.
D. Thomas Mintonwrites speculative fiction from an undisclosed location in the Pacific Northwest.