After recently finding out that my second short story "Fire" was going to be published in my school's literary journal, I was asked to write a 50 word bio to be included with the story.  Having complete faith in my fiction, but none in my ability to talk about myself in the third person, I decided to get some help. 


That's right, you have the chance to decide just how I am going to be perceived by a group of hundreds...OK, more like a hundred people, maybe, who read the journal (if family members pony up their hard earned cash for this book). 

I have written three selections of my bio and would like you, your friend's, your cat's input.  Basically I am begging you for help.  I'll get on my knees if I have to.  Oh, and I need to know by Saturday night. 

Thanks.  DFTBA

1)  Carissa Mahorney is a student in the CSUS undergraduate English program.  Her short story “Fire” is the second published story with the Calaveras Journal.  Thrilled to share her work with any audience, she hopes to continue writing for many years to come.

2)  Carissa Mahorney is working towards her BA in Creative Writing at CSU Sacramento.  “Fire” will be her second story published by the Calaveras Journal.  Her story “Just One More” was published in 2011.  Gratified to see that others enjoy her stories, she looks forward to a future spent writing.

3)  Carissa Mahorney, and undergraduate in the English department at CSUS, was thrilled to hear that her short story “Fire” was to be published in the year’s edition of the Calaveras Journal.  Previous publications include her story “Just One More,” which was included in the 2011 edition of the Calaveras Journal.

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Comment by Carissa Mahorney on February 26, 2012 at 7:12am

Thanks guys.

Comment by Jared Loper on February 23, 2012 at 11:55pm


Comment by Hannah Brand on February 22, 2012 at 7:37pm
Number three is the most professional, though number two is very good also. The last sentence of number two conveys a good meaning yet I feel that it could be revised.

Hey, good job on getting published!
Comment by Kirstie Allie Emerson on February 22, 2012 at 7:12am

I like #2.  

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