Not in the traditional sense of outing yourself, but more in the “I have too many pen names to keep track of and I’m tired of keeping them all separate” sense of things.
I’ve started a new blog at www.mlhumphrey.com.
It basically combines this pen name, the M.L. Humphrey name that I’ve written writing advice and financial advice titles under, the Cassie Leigh name that I’ve written dating advice, cooking, and puppy patenting titles under, and my other fantasy pen name, Alessandra Clarke. I’m keeping the romance names separate for the time being just…because.
I’ll probably be more active there than here going forward since I feel like I can blog about more topics there than here, but I’ll probably circle back here on occasion or cross-post if a topic seems like it would fit on both blogs.
Right now I’m planning on posting photos of my dog on Mondays, a random thoughts post on Wednesdays that could cover almost anything, and thoughts about AMS ads or maybe self-publishing on Fridays.
My first random thoughts post is about pen name bios and honesty and how people still assume things about the author even when the bio is 100% true.
We’ll see how the new blog evolves from here, but since some of y’all have been following this blog since 2012, I figured I should give you the heads up.
Hopefully for those of you who’ve been around that long it doesn’t actually come as a huge surprise that I’m a woman? Then again, perhaps it does since, as I mentioned in that new post on the other blog, I do tend to self-censor out the more feminine examples or comments on this blog.
Anyway. Check it out if you want. If you’ve been curious about some of the other stuff I’ve published over the years, I have links and thumbnails up so you can see and know what I was talking about when I vageuposted here more than once.