Writers know, for research, that Wikipedia is a critical tool. Readers know this too. Whether it’s to determine the real names behind Ellery Queen, or the pseudonym for Ruth Rendell, or the order of those Sookie Stackhouse novels, Wikipedia is the easiest way to find the answer.
Marketing savvy authors have Wikipedia pages. Twist Phelan’s is a fine example. Her content is intriguing, yet not all that personal. Read her page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twist_Phelan Did you notice she does not provide where she lives or her age?
A Wiki entry can also be full of connections to other sites. The page for Robert Crais is rich with these. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Crais
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create your own Wikipedia entry. When you’ve got it up do a short post with the link so we can all check it out!
Be sure to use a great photo. Include links to your website, reviews, your publisher…check out your favourite authors and take your favourite features from their page, for your own!