Which is harder than it seems/should be. Â What do you leave in? Â What do you take out? Â How many versions do you have? Â (some places have a 100 words requirement, others 250, some 500…)
What do you want to see in a bio? Â How far out do you want to know about upcoming books/how old is too old for information to be included? Â Mention pets, or don’t mention pets?
Here’s the one I sent to various conventions for 2014:
Laura Anne Gilman is the Nebula-nominated author of the â€œVineart Warâ€ trilogy, the popular Cosa Nostradamus books, and the forthcoming â€œDevilâ€™s Westâ€ series (Simon & Schuster, 2015). She also writes mysteries under the name L.A. Kornetsky (COLLARED, FIXED and the forthcoming DOGHOUSE), and has been known to sell the occasional short story or three. A former editor for Penguin, she now runs d.y.m.k. productions, an editorial/writing service, and keeps herself busy splitting her time between writing, editing, and traveling.Â
When I’m acting directly as L.A. Kornetsky I mention the animals, because hey, writing an animal-featuring mystery series! Â But do CatofSize and the Kitten of Thursday and the Time-Share Puppy belong in LAG’s bio? (of courseÂ they think so…)