I don’t enjoy writing about people I am remotely acquainted with, let alone people I know well. I’ll do it, but I have a tendency to gloss over their foibles while canonizing them for accomplishments like, oh, taking out the trash. So for the first installation of ‘5 Stupid Questions With:’, I asked my intern to write a bio on our subject, Zac Crain, and I received the following email reply to my request:
“I honestly have no idea how to write a bio. A bio is about a person and there is so much more to a person than an event. Especially since I know he might read this, I wouldn’t want to do an injustice to him since he seems like such a varied, interesting person. I know you asked me to do this to better me and see what I can do, and I appreciate that. Please do not be upset at me.”
After promising Leon that I would refrain from causing him bodily harm and would gladly help edit (heh) his work, I sent the frightened young scribe a fantastical series of links he could use to explore the wonderful world of Zac Crain. He researched, scoured, pried and compiled all the facts and figures he could to define the man.
And I must say, together we did a damn fine job. Read more