Since it seems all the rage, I logged into ChatGPT and asked it to write my bio. What came out was silly fun in the way that a mix of truth and fantasy is fun. I present it here with everything wrong in (bold).
Ron Collins is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was born in (Ohio) and has lived in a variety of locations throughout the United States, including (Pennsylvania), Virginia, (and Florida).
Collins has been writing for over (two) decades and has published numerous short stories, novellas, and novels. He is perhaps best known for his science fiction series, the “Stealing the Sun” (trilogy), as well as his fantasy series, the “Saga of the God-Touched Mage.” His work has been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including “Asimov’s Science Fiction,” “Analog Science Fiction and Fact,” and “Fiction River.”
In addition to his writing, Collins is also an editor and has worked on (numerous) anthologies, including (“Street Magick: Tales of Urban Fantasy” and “Low Port.”) He has also served as a writing instructor and mentor, teaching at workshops and conferences (around the country).
Collins has been recognized for his work with numerous awards and nominations, including the (Asimov’s Readers Award, the Analog AnLab Award), and a Writers of the Future finalist placement. He is known for his ability to blend compelling characters with intricate plots and his strong sense of world-building.
When not writing, Collins enjoys spending time with his family (and practicing martial arts).
While I know some folks are using these bios as reasons to be upset at AI, given my view on AI as a tool, you can probably guess that I view its as good fun. In no world do I expect an AI (at present, anyway) to get this kind of thing right–especially regarding a pretty obscure little guy like me. But it was fun, you know? I’d love to have done those anthologies. And, heck, maybe I should do some with those titles just for the joy of it. And, please do feel free to sign me up for the Dell Magazine reader awards. That would be cool.
It would also be great if the AI’s training included my two trips to the WotF thing, rather than just noting me as a finalist.
Not that I’ll get my feelings hurt, or anything.
Heck, it was great just to see it found my two series. So who is to complain, right?
Anyway…off to create words.