It seems that a lot of literary agents want an author bio. So here is mine (for now):
Ian Cardenas is currently a writer, artist, and teacher in Northern Virginia. Once a scared kid with no hope for the future due to fears of stepping out of his comfort zone, Ian made great strides growing up to transform into a confident young man who believes he can accomplish anything that he sets his mind to. Now twenty-six years old, Ian is working toward a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has recently completed his first literary fiction novel, Big Red Yonder. In the past he published two books, a self-help book called The Rock Star Manifesto and a poetry collection called Nobody Likes You When You’re 23. However, writing fiction has always been his true passion in life and finishing his first full-length fiction novel is on the top of his list of achievements. Over the course of the past six years, Ian wrote Big Red Yonder under a number of challenging circumstances including financial instability, over-the-road truck driving, a plethora of hostile environments, health problems, and much more. Though always remaining positive in the face of adversity, his novel was at times his only form of solace. As a result, his writing turned into something larger than mere literature, but rather a life-saving outlet that became filled with the raw emotion and creativity that is Ian Cardenas.