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August 19, 2013

Creating an Author Bio

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Written by: Shari

Write a fable; writer needs to write a bio or a biography that tells a little about them.

When you submit your fable to the Fable Writing Contest, you’ll also submit a bio; if we select your fable for the e-book, we want everyone to know a little about you.

Print out this example and fill in the blanks or create your own bio that gives us some interesting facts about you! Please make it less than 125 words. (Hint: you can type it in a word processing program, and then go to tools, word count to find how many words you have.)

Here’s a sample: Katy D. (or Kat as her best friends call her) is a ten-year-old girl who lives in the Land of Lincoln, where she rules the cul-de-sac with her chalk art creations. She enjoys taking pictures and dancing in the rain. Her family is the only one in the neighborhood that has only girls, so she created a fable with a family of mice—with all girls! If she were writing a fable about her life, she would be a swan, because even though some days she feels like an awkward duckling, she knows that God has big plans for her!

After you finish your bio and your fable, you’re ready to submit it to the Fable Writing Contest when it kicks off on August 23rd! We’re really looking forward to reading it! We’ll select the most fun 50-100 fables to include in our e-book, and then you can share it with your friends and family. We have prizes in several different age categories for the fables that we love the most! The proceeds from the e-book will go to help purchase reading and writing supplies for students in Moore, OK.

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About the Author

Shari Popejoy, wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, founder of a local co-op for hundreds of homeschool children, author of seven books, and creator of Won Without Words (a blog of encouragement for wives) lives in the quiet country of the Ozarks where she enjoys writing surrounded by nature (and her children, of course). She is currently completing Volume V of the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for 'smart' kids, which features characters with character, and underlying allegorical spiritual truths. She enjoys high places and the road less traveled, and moments when all is well, and peace permeates like a fragrance. . .oh, and chocolate, fresh fruit and veggies, and early morning sunrises. Read her blog at

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