Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bios

So, for the ABNA contest we had to write an author bio. This was actually left over from last year. I just changed a couple things around, shortened it a little and submitted. Here it is:

Megan Bostic is a wife, mother of two girls, and a novelist. Her first novel, Dena Powers: Superhero?, was a Top 100 Semi-finalist in the first Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and is the first in a contemplated series.

Her 2010 Young Adult entry, Lockdown, began when she received a text that her daughter's school was in full lockdown. Though her daughter's situation turned out fine, Megan was inspired to explore what might happen in a true emergency.

Megan thrives on the challenges presented by the world of writing and publishing, and has recorded her struggles in a humorous, yet personal video series, Chronicles of an Aspiring Writer, viewable at http://www.youtube.com/user/itlnbos.

She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is a Vine Reviewer for Amazon.com and has her own book review blog, is a member of numerous online writing forums, and a notorious Facebook addict.


Now, if I were to write a REAL bio it would probably read more like this:

Megan is a mere girl trying to make it in the world. She has two kids that love her though she's pretty sure she could improve on her parenting skills. She kills plants and animals (fish really) and is surprised her children have made it this far. She tries really hard to be a good wife, but, eh, no one's perfect right? She's loved writing her entire life, but wrote her first novel after the death of her mother-in-law when she found herself grieving, without a job, and too much time on her hands.

Her first novel Dena Powers: Superhero? made the top 100 in the ABNA contest. When she opened it a couple weeks ago for the first time in at least a year, she said to herself, how the f*ck did this make it that far?

She wrote an awesome book last year that was well liked but had to be changed to conform to what the agents deem good enough. She has yet to get an agent.

This year's entry Lockdown was written after he daughter sent her a text one day stating that her school was in lockdown and they would not be getting out of school on time. This scared the shit out of her and she contemplated the meaning. What was going on? I hope she's safe. What should I be doing? Should I go to the school? It wasn't an emergency, but she wondered what it would be like if it were.

Megan is a complete narcissist and loves to be in the spotlight which is why she's started a video blog series titled Chronicles of an Aspriring Writer which can be found on youtube.

She's angsty, funny (in her own mind), loves sunshine, the color black, and is a total facebook addict though she's trying to find a 12 step program for that.

So, which one do you like better?
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