I have to write an author bio. A real, grown-up, professional author bio. I am approaching this with as much enthusiasm as tweaking my resume. I should have written this when I was brand-new and not thinking about making myself sound appealing to an audience. Now, I labor over every word wondering if it sounds silly.
My standard bio for Twitter, FB, and the blog is simple and silly:
Forever student, writer of F/F DD fiction, and troublemaker extraordinaire. I didn’t mean to do it. Honestly. It just happened.
For The Way Home, though, Kat and Natalie deserve better. I wrote and re-wrote several versions for over an hour until I finally came up with:
Anastasia Vitsky holds an MA and BA in English and is conducting doctoral research on narrative structure and its implications. She is the author of The Vengeance of Mrs. Claus. She blogs at https://governingana.wordpress.com/.
I know. Terrible, right? It bores *me*. I jokingly said to Celeste I’d clean her house for her if she wrote my bio, and this is what she sent me:
Anastasia Vitsky is a naughty girl with a wicked sense of humor. She writes F/F spanking stories because that’s what she likes. She’s an equal opportunity spanker. When she’s not writing about Kat and Natalie and their penchant for wooden spoons, she spends her time on Twitter and other intellectual pursuits.
Ha! I love it! Only…do I need professional-ish information, especially for a serious book? Should I mention my love of Star Trek? Should I mention that I love cooking, just like Kat? Or…
What do you think? Should I be serious or go with something funny?
Oh, and here is my prototype for the blurb. Let me know what you think, please?
The Way Home
Natalie always wanted a little sister. Kat didn’t know she was allowed to want anything…or anyone.
Kat, a shy farmgirl, arrives at her freshman dorm with a backpack, two suitcases, and her mother’s dying wish for Kat to attend college “at least until you get married”. Her roommate Natalie, a confident and fun-loving social butterfly, has decided sight unseen that Kat will become her best friend for life. Natalie teaches Kat about college life, academics, and friendship by taking Kat under her wing…and over her knee.
Then one night their lives fall apart, and for the rest of the decade Kat and Natalie struggle to find their way back to each other. Their way home.
Warning: This book contains scenes of spanking in a domestic discipline relationship.