I have an announcement to make. It's one that has taken me a long time to tell this little secret. There were reasons I held off, lots of them, but it's time to tell it like it is.
As most of you know already, Lilly Avalon is my pen name, or pseudonym. It's not my real name. I kept my real name disclosed for safety's sake, which I will elaborate on a little bit below.
So... here's the big reveal... my real name is Jessica Sankiewicz. Yeah, that Jessica Sankiewicz. The author of If Only We and Not Until Tonight and the book blogger behind Thoughts At One In The Morning. Here's a picture of me in case you're curious:
I took this one when I turned 31, which was a little over a month ago. And yes, I am really a mermaid.
Now, you're probably wondering why I've kept it a secret all this time. Well, I'll tell you. It all started when I published If Only We. I wanted to do more, to write more, but I didn't want to censor myself or mix clean stories with sexy ones. That's where Lilly Avalon came in, a pen name I could do anything with. So I did. And it's turned into so much more for me than I ever imagined. More stories, more friends, more fans, more readers, more everything... and I love it!
Since I'll be attending the Glass City Author Event as Lilly Avalon, I felt it necessary for me to post about it here first. There will be plenty of photos taken there of the real me, and since the real me as Jessica Sankiewicz is shown in my profile picture on that author platform, I thought I'd save people the speculation of whether they've seen me before or not. Lol.
If you want to go check out me as Jessica, here are some links you can click on:
Anyways, that's about it for now! A good friend of mine is going to be posting an interview next week featuring me as Lilly where I discuss this real name/pen name thing a little more. I'll link everyone up on that post when it goes live next week on my Twitter and Facebook.
In the meantime, I'll talk to you lovelies later! *muah*