When asked to write a bio of myself, I was at a loss as to what I should write. Traditionally, an author’s bio page is the place where one expects to read about all the amazing awards the writer has accumulated during his or her long and storied literary career. Well, I certainly don’t have any awards. It’s not who I am, it’s not “Me”.
An author’s bio page is also the place where readers expect to see an impressive list of employers for whom the author has worked in the past; prestigious employers like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal or the Chicago Tribune, for example. Well, that’s not “me”, either
Now, I know I should be honest about my biography–and indeed, this and every other page on this site is truthful in every sense of the word. But “truth”, I’ve come to learn, is a perceptual and multi-dimensional thing, one that begs the question: Which “Me” best describes the true biographical essence of who I am, and who Ra Lynn Lonewalker is?