I have a few short story publications coming up (yay!!) and I have found myself in need of a bio blurb. A third person, all about Jennifer paragraph where I am meant to cleverly market myself.
*cue screeching tires*
Here’s the thing: I’m not all that exciting. That’s what the stories are for. I have a baby; I change diapers and color with my preschooler all day. When I’m not doing that, I’m glued to my notebook/keyboard working on my latest story. Is that exciting? Can I make that exciting? What if the notebook is ON FIRE and the keyboard has a preschooler about to dump a sugary drink into its mysterious innards – wait. That’s not my genre. I’m a fantasy writer dag nab it. The sky is the limit! I can do this!
Eep. What is it about an unlimited sky that makes it so hard to start?
Okay, here goes:
In addition to her tireless efforts as Keeper of Imaginary Beasts, Jennifer Shelby has been known to hunt for stories in the beetled undergrowth of fairy infested forests. If you or your imaginary beast need help, feel free to contact her via story hunting headquarters at jennifershelby.ca wait, no, this seems like a good way to get crazy people trolling for dragon ointments contacting me at all hours
Jennifer Shelby is known for hunting stories in the beetled undergrowth of fairy infested forests. She has collected the titles of mother, Keeper of Imaginary Beasts, terrible cook, and what? I can’t out myself publicly as a terrible cook. I’ll never be invited to another potluck again! Okay. Maybe leave it in.
Story hunter. Author. Keeper of imaginary beasts. I like it! But it’s too short. *sigh* Wait! I can use for my fancy schmancy new business cards.
Edit: here that is (the contact info is hiding on the reverse side, it’s not actually the worst business card ever).
A visit to her house will yield several illegal, imaginary beasts, so she requests that you keep its location a secret
Jennifer Shelby is known for hunting stories in the beetled undergrowth of fairy infested forests. This story, discovered in a mossy hollow below an old maple, is a part of her ongoing catch-and-release program. If you would like to know more about story hunting, Jennifer, or imaginary beasts, feel free to contact her story hunting headquarters via jennifershelby.ca
OoOoh. I LIKE this. I might even love it. In fact, I think we’re done here. *
crosses fingers that I don’t hate it tomorrow*
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