Writing a bio has got to be one of the hardest things an author does in his or her profession. Writing ain't easy. But writing about your self? That's just torture. For example, I had such a hard time with it that I actually used the following bio in one of my books:
"Gabriel Hugo comes from a lineage of people as old as the mountains. They saw the rise of civilization in the Americas. They were there, as well, to see the fall of Tenochtitlan. They returned to the caves of Aztlan for generations but observed from a distance as the new peoples took root and history transpired. They waited until the prophecy of Moctezuma was fulfilled, and now have returned after the long night bringing a new day and the new age of the sixth sun."
I was going for mysterious, but maybe just came off as pretentious? So I thought, maybe I need to rework this whole bio thing. Maybe at some level people really do want to know more about me and what I have done. Also, about who I am. My personal life. I used to think that nobody truly cared about the man behind the stories. Now I'm not so sure...
So, I'm looking for thoughts on my new bio. Will you let me know what you think? You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don't want to be public about it.
Read the bio below and let me know what you think. Thanks!
Gabriel Hugo is the author of Once Upon a Bad Hombre, the X Series, The Martian Ones, and The Fluid Chicano. He has collaborated with authors on several anthologies and his poetry has been featured in various literary publications. Gabriel is also the founder of The Raving Press, an independent publishing imprint in the Rio Grande Valley, publishing works primarily focused on issues affecting Chicanos and other minorities in the United States. He is also an actor, appearing in two films available on Amazon Prime Video. Gabriel Hugo lives in Mission, Texas with his two sons Hugo Kuahutemoc and Jose Moctezuma, a.k.a. “The Bro Team”
P.s. If you are reading this on January 16, 2020 before midnight, you still have a chance to get my latest book "Once Upon A Bad Hombre" for FREE at Amazon.