Saturday, January 14, 2006


I also need to send a photo, and to get one of just me is a challenge in itself, Liam keeps diving into them. Here's my "best" option so far . . .

About as boring as my bio!


Blogger Rae Pater said...

hi Julia, I vote for keeping J.B. Rowell as your publishing name. i think it sounds nice.
As for a bio. I'm always a bit stuck myself and I've tried several different versions. At the moment mine reads:

Rae Pater has three children and a cat named Gus. She spends far too much time in front of a computer, and her bio needs some serious work.

My publication list is something else, and I keep it separate. It's too long now for me to include it in its entirety as part of my bio so I only send it if an editor requests to see it.

Some of the print journals I've been in will only accept a 25 word bio, so that REALLY limits what you can say!

I've read some very original and entertaining ones, but sadly, although I like to think I'm quite a humourous person, it doesn't seem to translate into witty bios, lol.

Just put whatever you feel best represents you. Challenge yourself to express something of who you are in three sentences or something!


1:58 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

I love this picture.

11:15 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Michelle e o said...

and I agree with Rae on the J.B.

As a matter of fact my daughter and I were discussing the life of JK Rowling and I accidentally said JB Rowell!

It's a memorable name.

11:18 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Shoot - 2 votes for J.B. - I already sent the bios with Julia. I made that decision ultimately to keep consistent, so J.B. will be just for bloggin'. When I was trying out J.B. on the publishing world, it didn't change my success rate, and I wasn't able to bust open a gender scandal and soothe my crushed ego with foul play. :)

I am going to try to find a way to personalize my bio, and even add some humor. I like that your cat's name is Gus, Ray. I have a dog, Hannah, and used to have a bunny rabbit named Bronte. He was a curmudeon and is now buried under the huge pecan tree in the yard of our old blue house in Irondale, Alabama.

Someday, I hope to have a pub list that is too long, someday.

Glad you love the photo, Michelle, I was working on being less self concious and had some more pics taken using Pris's closing your eyes first technique. Didn't work. I simply hate being in pictures.

11:51 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

I can add horrible speller to my bio:

11:57 AM, January 15, 2006  

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