The final part of your query letter should always be your author bio. In addition to knowing about the book, agents want to know a little about who they will be working with if they do offer representation.
I’d love to know what credentials or–From What I Look for in a Resume
other backgroundyou look for in a writer’s query. Are things such as professional affiliations, etc… a deciding factor, previously published vs unpublished, etc…
I don’t search for anything in particular when it comes to the author bio. I do however find that certain credentials will push me toward a request when I’m on the fence about the blurb.
The first thing I look to is writing experience and how involved you are in the writing community. I want to know if you’ve been published before and where, writing organizations or affiliations you belong to, and anything else that gives you a personal connection to the book.
For example, if you’re
The truth though, what matters most is the blurb. Credentials are great, but many authors launched extremely successful careers with nothing but a great book.
Worry less about the credentials. Don’t join organizations to add them to your bio. Join because they will make you