About the Author

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in General Chaos | 4 comments

Self-reflection has never been my strong suit. I’ve been trying to write my “About the Author” for a week now and have gotten a grand total of zero words done. That’s right, zilch. Some writer I am. Can’t even write a couple of paragraphs of mildly interesting crap to amuse people at the back of my book. Grr.

What’s the problem, you say? Well I don’t really know. I decided–perhaps optimistically–this was the next step I wanted to tackle in my path to self-publishing. I knew I needed to leave Brood alone for a while before starting the revision, and it seemed like a good use of time. I tried to write a blurb for a few days first, and failed so hard on that I thought the bio would be better. Wow, how wrong I was.

I’ve tried reading what other authors have written in order to get some idea of what I should write, but it hasn’t helped at all. I wonder why I am so bad at these things. Maybe it’s one of those things that I’ll get better at with practice. Anyway, as part of my goal to make this blog about keeping myself honest, I’m going to attempt to write one right now. And no matter how bad it turns out, I’m posting it. That’s right, you get history in the making right here, right now.

Coral M. has always been the kind of girl who makes up stories. Fortunately, she never quite grew out of that. She writes because she loves to invent characters and the desire to find out what happens to her creations drives the tales she tells.


Prompted by a general interest in how the world works, her formal schooling was in biology. She follows science news and enjoys conversations about genetics and microbiology as much as those about vampires and werewolves. Striving to always get the science right, she tries to provide logical explanations and not to rely too heavily on hand waving where magic is concerned.


She currently lives in Connecticut with the love of her life who offers both encouragement and kicks in the tail when necessary.

So, what do you think? I’m not really happy with it, but I am glad that I got the first one out of the way now. If you like, share your About the Authors with the class so that everyone can see!





  1. I think it sounds really good. This is something I have trouble with too – probably because I find it easier to talk about my characters than myself. You’ve injected a nice amount of humour here, and I love that first line about making up stories :).

    • I definitely find it easier to write about my characters than myself. 🙂 I’ll never write my memoir this way!

  2. I came here to ask about something else when I saw this post. So I figured I would say something…I always have opinions which is one reason I want to do political commentary 🙂 Anyway, my first thought was to have your husband do it but the one you did isn’t bad at all. No two are exactly alike even though some have common points, such as the She currently lives section. You did that well. 🙂

    But no pets??? If you have any you have to include them.

    And a bit of a criticism here. I think it would sound better with kick the tail in, your way sounds odd…at least to me but I’m only one person and it isn’t that big a deal.

    • I do have pets! I’m not sure I want to add them in though. It always seems a little silly to me when I read that.

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