Hello everyone! I'm not sure quite what to say about myself. If you're looking for a police report sort of thing, then I'm a female. 5'2'' (and a half!). Dark brown hair. Brown eyes. Deathly pale skin (or as my friend's mother generously calls it: "an English Rose complexion"). I drink too much tea and I wear too many rings. More to the point of this forum: I'm a historical fiction writer. I previously self-published a book under my real name. I wrote it too young, sent it out in the world at the pressure of my parents, and wish that I had used a pen name rather than see my real name on something I would rather not claim. It isn't so bad, really, just amateurish. So now I must always use a nom de plume, not wanting to associate myself with that. I'm not a pleasant person, but I am kind. I'm sarcastic and I say what I say, but I also love whom I love. Anyway, glad to be here! Hope to meet plenty of like-minded writers!