Tuesday’s Top Ten: Things You Should Know About Edie
I’m still trying to deal with the first, so bear with me.
As I said on Facebook and Twitter, I feel the need to come out as female every time there’s another catfish. I have one of “those” names, given to both boys and girls. I chose a feminine nom de plume so people wouldn’t mistake me for a dude (unless they mistake Edie for Eddy, which has happened).
I talk a lot about my day-to-day writing (or existing) experience, but I don’t disclose much about who I am. Privacy is important to me, but not at the expense of losing friends. Here are ten things you should know about Edie Montreux, on top of the three things you should already know about me: I’m happily married, I write M/M Romance and LGBTQ+ Fantasy Romance, and I love love LOVE Queen.
10. Coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee. I like tea, but I need coffee.
9. Seeds. Sunflower. Pumpkin. Popcorn. Seeds are my super food.
8. Purple. Hands down, favorite color.
7. Exercise. Treadmill, recumbent bike, stairs, walks outside. I’ve always wanted to be a runner, but my lungs don’t work that way. I’m winded after a block and feel like I’m drowning.
6. Dungeons and Dragons. Best game ever, especially when the DM builds a Dragon Age campaign.
5. Dogs. Cats are all right, but I am a dog person. I may also be a glutton for punishment (no, this is not my dog, but he howls back like this).
4. Family. My family consists of my parents, my siblings and their families, Lemur’s people, and my tribe of friends. I would do anything for them.
3. Love. Lemur is my best friend. He’s the reason I write romance. He’s the reason I do anything, if I’m being completely honest.
2. My romances will always be gay. It’s not about me. It’s about the future. I believe in reincarnation. In my next life, I want to live in a world where I can be who I am without limitations based on outdated notions. I believe in being kind, in being honest, and in being celebrated, not tolerated.
1. I don’t need you. That makes me safe, right? I don’t need your approval, your love, or your friendship. I appreciate when you read my blog and comment on my social media, but my livelihood does not depend on it. Once I’m published, it’s your choice to buy and read my books. I’m not going to sell you some sob story for Patreon support. I won’t lie to you. There’s nothing in it for me. I will protect my physical self – I need this body to exist in this world. Other than that? I’m an open book.
More on Riptide on Saturday, when I’ve had a chance to process it all.