Most of you know I write under a pen name. Since the publication of Passports in December 2013, I have gone to some lengths to try to separate my real-life self from my authoring identity. To do so, I created social media accounts for myself as an author that are different from my personal Facebook account, which is under my real name.
That does not mean I am some dramatically different person on here as an author, and on my Instagram, etc., than I am in my real-life. (Yes, it may disappoint some of you to learn perhaps that I am not, for example, secretly actually a 6 ft tall blonde Swedish woman.) I have sought merely to keep my two social medias apart for primarily creative reasons.
I’ve written novels to date that stem in large part from my own life experiences. And they feature characters based on people I know, or have known, and events that often happened in my life and in the lives of people I know, or have known. When I’ve told some close to me in real-life about the sort of fiction I’ve written, I’ve more than once been asked: “Am I in your books?”
I just Facetimed my wife in Portugal. I laughed and waved the manuscript at her: "My 'Gone With The Wind'."😂Much more about what on earth I mean by that, and about the two previous photos on here, and about my late novelist uncle, at the link in my bio: https://rjnello.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/my-gone-with-the-wind-i-laughed/ 😊💻📚#writers #writing #entertainment #publishing #novels #humor #family #books #authors #travel #history #fiction #romance #Hertfordshire #England #photo #photography #socialmedia