If you don’t have one, you should maintain a standard author bio

The War on Loneliness

Had an editor get in touch with me today asking for my bio, and I sent them my standard bio, which I change quite frequently, but currently looks something like:

Rahul Kanakia’s first book, a contemporary young adult novel called Enter Title Here, is coming out from Disney-Hyperion in August ’16. Additionally, his stories have appeared or are forthcoming in ApexClarkesworld, Lightspeed, The Indiana Review, and Nature. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford, and he used to work in the field of international development. Originally from Washington, D.C., Rahul now lives in Berkeley. If you want to know more you can visit his blog at http://www.blotter-paper.com or follow him on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rahkan

Not a big deal. I have a file on my computer called Author Bio, and it contains the above…

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