I am with you Tracy. The day almost slipped away before I copied my post.
When pick up a book to read I look at the about the author first. I find I read this first to see if my quick glance of who the author is appeals to my likes. If I find the about the author boring or drastically opposite what I believe then I do not read the book.
I know it is biased and not a good review of the book. Yet, I have little time to pleasure read and I want to make it work it. Needless to say, I have read some terrible books because I liked the photo of the author.
In a daily tip on Writersdiget.com http://www.writersdigest.com/tip-of-the-day/about-the-author, the “About the Author” section is a proposal. It is a proposal of why you are the best person to be telling the story.
After reading this article, I had to think about the project I am doing for Nanowrimo. Am I the best person to tell the story? Will my “About the Author” fit what I want to accomplish?
I spent a day thinking about the direction I want to take.
I am the correct person to tell the story. It is my story based on true life experience of a dear friend. Yes, I am the right person to wright the story J
Therefore, what does your “About the Author” look like? I know a few on here. I have read your books ;-)