- Publishing Credentials. Previous books, short stories, etc. Other agents might feel differently, but POD books don't impress me, unless the sales are significant.
- Professional Career. What do you do for a living? How does it affect what you write? Do you have a special knowledge that will be evident in the manuscript?
- Personal Details. List anything that affects your writing. Where do you live? Hobbies? Major events in your childhood? Family?
Monday, October 1, 2007
Lately I've noticed a number of queries that were skimpy on a biography. Most agents really do care about your professional and personal history - at least in how it connects to your work. I've listed below the basic areas you should hit.