Your author bio should be written in third person and begin with the name you generally publish (or are starting to publish) under.

While we want to make sure readers can find more of your work, we really want a couple of interesting lines about you, not simply a list of all the places you’ve been published or awards you’ve won. Please limit the list of publications, if any, to three or fewer of your favorites.

Here are several actual examples from past issues of Ember:

Abby Hall is a young writer from West Virginia who enjoys artistic endeavors such as painting, drawing, and acting when she isn’t napping or babysitting.


Emily B. Cataneo is an American writer and freelance journalist living in Berlin, Germany. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Black Static, Interfictions Online: A Journal of Interstitial Arts, and The Dark. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading about late 19th and early 20th century history, embarking on an elaborate craft project, biking around Berlin or wearing a vintage hat.


Kirt Chris Morris currently lives in Davis County, Utah, and is the oldest of five children. He has always wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps as an author; his father, Chad Morris, wrote the Cragbridge Hall middle-grade series. This is Kirt’s first published story.


John T. Biggs is an award-winning author with sixty short stories published in magazines and anthologies that range from literary to young adult and everything in between. Most of his work, including “Fallen Angels,” has strong Native American content. John has published two novels—Owl Dreams and Popsicle Styx—with Pen-L Publishing, and a collection of linked short stories titled Sacred Alarm Clock released by Oghma Creative Media.