So, I’ve submitted my novel to #PitchWars, a contest for writers in which they get a mentor to help them with their novel. You pick four mentors and submit your query and first five to them. Scary! Someone started the trend of writing bios for the people submitting. Because all of us have spent so long looking at the same darn things for our mentor choices. No, really, we have. Dannie Morin has begun compiling these things here. I figured I’d jump on the #PitchWars bio bandwagon. Cause if there’s anything this contest needs, it’s more me!
I mean, I’m interesting.
I decided to just do bullet points and only include totally random stuff that wouldn’t really help anyone pick me.
But seriously, if you want to know more about me, just ask. I’m an open book. Seriously. I mean, who else would share some of the crap I have?
No one in their right mind, probably.
Without further ado, I present… ME!
– I was a singer in two bands. The first was in early high school. We called ourselves Incarrion. Like, in carrion (as in dead meat). We were hella deep back then. The second was after college. I’m still proud of the work I did in The Evening Telegram. We were an eclectic mix of Experimental, Metal, and Alternative. We never played many gigs, but wrote some awful to awesome tunes. If you must have evidence, go here.
-Even though I was in a band, reading musical tablature is nearly impossible for me. I took piano, voice, guitar, and saxophone lessons as a kid. I can bang around with all of them. Like, literally the only think I can do is make random sounds.
-My musical taste is super-eclectic. You can most often find me listening to Morrissey or The National, but I still listen to some Metal, Country, and a bunch of other stuff.
-Even though my taste is eclectic, you won’t find me listening to much Rap or Pop. I guess I’m just a Luddite.
-I don’t have any of my early writings. I threw them all out in a fit of depression at the end of college.
-I’m happily whipped by my wife. That’s not to say that she’s always the boss. I’d just rather give her what she wants. It usually means I get what I want, too.
-My first kiss wasn’t until college. I guess that’s kinda pathetic, but I was in love with a girl all the way through high school. That would’ve been a great thing… if she was interested in me. Which she wasn’t.
-That said, I was the first guy in my grade to have a girlfriend. Yeah, I peaked at first grade. It was all downhill for a while after that.
-Before I had my idea for my novel, I was working on a piece of fanfiction about The Walking Dead.
-I used to read this book and dream about building a kick-ass tree fort.
-My dog is the BOMB!
(I mean, how do you refuse that face?)