Rocking the Double X Chromosomes
|I want this shirt!|
Recently I was asked if I was a *gasp* female who wrote *double gasp* male homosexual romance. It made me wonder if I’ve made it clear that I’m not a guy. So, just in case:
I’m a chick.
And here's my I'm-a-chick-and-have-actually-been-asked-some-of-these-questions FAQ:
Why are you using a unisex pen name? Because my mother picked it out of a baby name book the day after I was born.
|This is me...except younger, skinner, and wearing makeup.
Also, do you know how hard it is to find a picture of a
tomboy who isn't scowling? Newsflash: just because you're
a tomboy doesn't mean you're a bitter harpy. Kthxbai.
Why do you prefer writing from a guy’s POV? I have found that I am more comfortable writing from a male POV. Maybe it’s because I’ve been a tomboy all my life. Maybe it’s because the majority of my friends are and have always been male. Maybe my mom hit me in the head with that baby name book when I was young.
Why do you write gay romance? Have you ever heard of the term chicks-with-dicks? Male characters who are basically poorly disguised women? Well, when I wrote het, all my female MCs were guys-with-vaginas. And, as soon as I started writing both my MCs as male, I was a much happier writer.
What does your husband think about all this? I hate this question. It's like, "Do you have your husband's permission to do this?" Anyway, he thinks it’s awesome. He hopes I become a “world-famous author” so we can buy a bigger house. And he's stopped asking, "Where did you learn to do that?" *evil grin*
Now I'm off to my only-slightly-evil day job in a male-dominated field *waves*