Why would I do that?
I've been published since 2004, and have written hundreds of blog posts, probably tens of thousands of emails, and no doubt millions of words. I've posted on blogs all over the net. I never had a blog that was for me to talk about me. For readers to get to know the person behind the author facade. Is Kayelle Allen a facade? Well, maybe that's not the best word. One dictionary I consulted defines it like this:
Facade (1) A showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
Well... I certainly hope I'm not unpleasant. That doesn't sound good, does it? o_O No, I think my author persona probably fits the second definition, which is:
Facade (2): Frontage, the face or front of a building
Window dressing. Hmm. So, does that make me somehow equal to drapes?
I prefer to see my author self as the best of who I am. My best-foot-forward attitude. My who-I-am when I'm on-my-best-behavior self. Okay, those of you who know me best can stop with the giggling. I can hear you all the way over here. LOL
A class I took recently made me realize that of all the things I do online (Facebook, Twitter, blogs, groups, websites), the thing I've left out -- overlooked if you will -- is to let people get to know me. I talk about my characters (especially my immortals) and of course the Kin (my purring warriors). I talk about my writing progress or lack thereof. I talk to other authors about marketing, and how important that is.
What I haven't done is talk to my readers about myself, as a woman.
I hope that as I undertake this blog, talking about my Unstoppable Heroes (and let's not kid ourselves -- writers DO talk about their characters) and my life as the person on the other side of the computer (or book) from you, that you'll be able to make a judgment for yourself about who I am, and whether I'm someone you'd like to get to know. I invite you to talk about yourself and let me get to know you, too. You can talk to me from your heart. I pledge to do the same.