This author page is so bossy that it won't allow me to cut and paste my bio, which I have slaved over in a Word document. I will leave it to think about its behaviour and return when it has reconsidered.
It seems that I am required (emphasised in red) to tell the world about myself (me?) and my motivation for writing, and if I leave this space blank my name won't be displayed in the alphabetical listing.
As for motivation - fame and fortune comes to mind, but making readers laugh will suffice.
My first published article was in the school magazine (Pensby Secondary Modern School for Girls in case you're interested, or went there). Unfortunately for collectors it was chucked out by my mother when she realised that better use could be made of the drawer housing my junk.