The more I get involved in marketing, the more often I’m asked for my biography. When I published the first book, I wrote one for amazon. It was pretty terrible.
Also.. I NEED your comments on this one. If you’re a skimmer, the bulk of the post is I am writing my Bio and want your input! (Now you can skip to the bottom of the post.
Kirk Allmond is a regular guy who wrote a book. He has a three year old son and is from Georgia.
Tells you everything you need to know about me. It’s succinct. It’s humble. It talks about the most important things in my life. It’s perfect.
It turns out, no. So, a while ago, I re-wrote it. Now my bio says:
Kirk Allmond’s first book, “What Zombies Fear: A Father’s Quest” won no awards, but his amazing readers think its pretty awesome and he’s very confident you will too.
The 6th and final book in the bestselling What Zombies Fear series “The Incarnation” will be published late summer 2013.
Books in the What Zombies Fear Series:
1. A Father’s Quest
2. The Maxists
3. The Gathering
5. Declaration of War
6. The Incarnation
The Farmer’s Daughter is a short story set during the time period “skipped” over in book 5. These will eventually be an entire series of short stories called “Victor Tookes Adventures.”
In addition, Kirk Allmond and Laura Bretz also write a serial called Will of the Dead.
Kirk enjoys writing zombie novels and also administers a zombie preparedness website, http://www.zombiepreparedness.org. The sites goal is to teach any who’ll listen how to survive the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can find him on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/whatzombiesfear.
Kirk has been featured on major market radio programs as an expert in zombie survival. He has spoken at numerous conventions and consulted on two zombie themed motion pictures.
The in Michigan born writer holds firmly to the southern roots of his family. He grew up in Chicago IL, and Roswell, GA. Kirk has an amazing little boy who was born in 2007.
In addition to being incorrect (The Incarnation is no longer the 6th book in the series, nor, as it turns out, will it be the final book. Victor’s world is not done with me, it would seem.
That’s one reason for the re-write. The other is that an auther’s bio is a tool. For selling books. Does the above make you want to buy a book? Does it make me sound different than anyone else? Probably not on both accounts. So, in addition to today’s load of words on the various projects I’m working on (LEGION 1st, Then Will of the Dead vol 2, then Colcoa Tailings 3rd) I’ll also be re-writing my bio.
So, dear readers, that’s where you come in. YES! I need you! Some of you know me better than others. What would you like to know about me? What do you know about me that is interesting? What would you put in a biography if you were me?