Most Enlightened Miss Snark,
You told a fellow Snarkling that her long-bow hobby was interesting, helped you get an idea of who she was. Were you being tongue-in-cheek about including that in the bio? (no) I've heard you say a lot more frequently that publishing creds were all that mattered. Surely this would be a topic to come up later?
I ask because I'm tempted to include cross-cultural experience (which is part of my novel's premise) in my bio, but have essentially written it off as fool's gold.
Unless your cross cultural experience includes mastery of 14th Century weaponry I've failed to be clear.
Publishing credits are more persuasive to me than long bows. However, if you don't have much in the way of previously published work, it won't hurt to tell me one or two INTERESTING things. Interesting is hard to define however, things that are NOT interesting include but are not limited to:
pets (including and especially poodles cause you think it's persuasive);
college degrees, particularly if you feel the need to mention where you did your undergraduate work;
marital status and duration;
fondest hopes for changing career to "published writer";
Your mileage WILL vary on this one. Keep it short.