It’s my opinion that you know the writer by the content of their written work. However, in my attempt to follow the tradition of writing the perfect author’s bio, I looked at some of the best. In doing so, I ran across one bio that I thought was uniquely different and kind of fun, so I thought I could pattern my bio after it. In an effort to add some fun, here’s my bio, presented in Q&A format:
1. What’s the fondest memory you have as a kid, teen, and adult?
As a kid, my third Christmas. I got my Honeycomb doll that year. As a teen, for my 14th birthday, I had a basement party and sleepover with all my closest friends, all of whom I’m still close friends with today. As an adult, my fondest memory is traveling as a family for the first time for my 30th birthday vacation. It was an amazing experience.
2. If you were given a million dollars, what’s the first thing you would do with it?
Attempt to out-give Oprah.
3. If you could change one thing about your past, would you and what would it be?
My first thought was I wouldn’t want to change anything, because the sum of good and bad is what got me to the place of happiness, joy and peace that I have now. I’ve never been more content in all my life. However, because I was hurting I’ve hurt people along the way so whether the hurt I caused was intentional or unintentional, if I could change anything it would be that.
4. What is your favorite all time snack?
A grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwich with Skippy’s Crunchy peanut butter and Welch’s grape jelly, plus a tall glass 2% milk at the coldest temp before it starts to form ice to wash it down with.
5. If you could meet anybody famous in the world today, who would it be?
Hands down, Maya Angelou. She’s amazing!
6. What’s the one thing you value the most in life?
God and my relationship with Him is always number one, but aside from that it’s definitely my family.
7. What was your favorite cartoon or TV show as a kid?
My favorite show was and still is Sesame Street. However the episodes back then were better than today’s episodes in my opinion. I must say, it would’ve been great to have Doc McStuffins back in the day. She is awesome.
8. What’s your favorite and least favorite word?
My favorite word is monumental. It’s not too big, not too small and it even sounds strong. I’ve never thought about my least favorite word but it would definitely have to be poop and all words relating to it.
9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
It’s a tie between Bali and Malaysia. I love exotic islands and Bali seems so mysteriously beautiful—you have to take like two planes and a boat just to get there. After hearing my youngest brother rave about Malaysia’s 15-story mall, I was sold.
10. If you could cure one of the world’s most deadly diseases, which would it be?
While this is a hard one, I’d have to go with cancer. Cancer has become too common.
11. If you had to give up one of your favorite foods, what food would you miss the most?
Umm, this is hard because I love food. I’m going to go with cake. I feel like I can’t live without it! Life is better because of cake!
12. What’s in your purse?
I don’t carry a purse anymore and I have no plans to.
13. Looking back on that little girl that you were, versus the woman you have become, what advice would you give to Andrea about love, friendship and truth?
I would tell her that she doesn’t have to settle for anything less than pure love because she’s worth being loved, everybody isn’t out to hurt you. I would tell her to be the friend that she would love to have. I would tell her everyone who says they are your friend really isn’t, but don’t allow that to alter the authentic you. Lastly I would tell her that although truth can sometimes hurt, don’t be afraid of it and don’t run from it. Seek to understand it, embrace it, pieces at a time if you have to, because it’s going to make you free. Life is great when you are living it freely regardless of what you have or lack materialistically or how big or small your family or circle of friends is.
There you have it! If you prefer a more formal bio, no problem:
Andrea Mosley is the wife of an amazing man, Jovan Mosley and a stay-at-home mom of two equally amazing children. Andrea and her family currently reside in Hickory Hills, Illinois. Andrea is also an inventor and will launch one of her inventions into the Baby Care Product Market soon. As a philanthropist, Andrea takes pleasure in sowing her time and resources by mentoring teens and young adults and lending her hand whenever she encounters a need. Because of her love for words and good fun she also enjoys a good game of Scrabble, an intense game of volleyball and traveling the world with her family.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about me.