Sample About the Author Page

Sometimes you'll see a back cover that shows the author image and bio. Really, that is NOT want you want on your back cover. You want the back cover to be all about the book - why the person who is holding it MUST buy it. You have to promote and sell your book in that spot. Speak directly to the benefits the person will receive. Will they get caught up in the story? Will they learn how to save on their taxes? Whatever it is, lay it out, so the person feels it's worth paying the money to buy it.

For your author bio and photo, that should go after the story or content finishes, within the book. That way when the person is done reading your words, they can learn more about you and go on to read your other works.

Here is a sample About the Author page. This is for my medieval romance series. Note the number of contact methods I offer. Some people love Facebook. Some people hate it. It's important to be on as many systems as you can be in order to reach the most fans. You don't have to adore Twitter, for example - you just have to use it as a contact tool for your fans who use that as their information system. Even checking in once a week is better than not having the option at all.

About the Author

Lisa Shea is a fervent fan of honor, loyalty, and chivalry. She brings to life worlds where men and women stand shoulder to shoulder, steady in their desire to make the world a better place for all. While her medieval heroines often wield a sword, they equally value the skilled use of their intelligence, wisdom, courage, and compassion.

Lisa has studied the Middle Ages since she was quite young. She has trained in medieval swordfighting for several years. She studied medieval dance and music with the SCA. She has been to England numerous times and loves exploring old castles and churches.

Please visit Lisa at to learn more about her background and interests. Feedback is always appreciated!

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