I was recently asked to write an author blurb – you know, that bit of information below the author photo on the dust jacket. I didn’t have the faintest idea what to write, so I looked at a few.
Well, I noticed all the female author blurbs mentioned they were married, and how many kids they had. Well, I’m single, and have no kids, and apart from that, I don’t see what my marital status has to do with me as an author.
Or they say that so-and-so has a great job in such-and-such a company, and they live In a wonderful place. My day job isn’t that great, and I don’t want it defining me. Although I am perfectly happy to say I live in London, because I love London.
I really wanted my author blurb to say more about writing than me. Apart from my writing, I’m not very interesting. So I said a little about when I started writing, and what I wrote, and what interested me. I hope it’ll do.