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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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An About the Author Example

Now that you have the elements you need to create a successful About the Author section, let’s put them together so you can see the whole picture. Sally Walker, our hypothetical author, is a professor of exercise physiology who wants to write a book on fitness at any age. She may have what it takes to write the book outlined in her proposal, but it’s hard to tell from her About the Author write-up:
Sally Walker [No credentials?] is professor of exercise physiology at Boston College. She is also Phi Beta Kappa. [From what institution?] Dr. Walker has authored many articles. [Where were they published, and what were they on?] She has also received awards. [From whom, for what?] She is also the author of a book about ...

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