Mistaken Identity

What’s in a name? Shakespeare notwithstanding, a whole hell of a lot.

Aimer Boyz is my pen name. It means To Love Boys. I thought it was a natural fit for someone who writes M/M romance, but I’m just now realizing as I write this that translated into English… it makes me sound like a pedophile. Crap. Crap. Crap.

Not only did I choose a rather questionable name,  but I compounded the error by deciding that a picture of two men kissing would be the perfect feature image for this blog. In my defense, I thought the picture said, “Hey, this is what I write.”

A picture, like any art form, speaks through the person who views it. While I thought the image of two men was a clear representation of my genre,  some visitors to my blog assumed it was a clear representation of me. Some were annoyed when they found out I was not who they thought I was.

I do not post my picture here, I do not use my real name. I’m not trying to deceive anyone, I merely want my words to stand on their own.

I apologize to anyone who might have felt duped. It was not my intention.

Tonight, I changed my feature image to something that is hopefully more innocuous. Obviously, I still have a lot to learn about blogging.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s screwed up 🙂

Aimer at Amazon

7 thoughts on “Mistaken Identity

  1. I had been wondering about this. I was close to asking you whether you were using the french ‘aimer,’ but I figured it was just yes. 😉

    I thought about using a pseudonym for a while, and I can’t honestly tell you why I decided against it. I sort of like the idea of you as an enigma, and I do think your words stand well enough on their own. Isn’t it funny though that some people can’t get past not knowing who is behind the curtain?

    I AM reading your book by the way, just very slowly. It’s excellent so far, I just need to make more time for reading and less for commenting on blogs.

    Be well!



    1. LOL! You figured right 🙂
      I went with a pseudonym because I didn’t want any fallout to land on my family. Turns out I needn’t have worried, I don’t sell enough books for it to matter 🙂
      Blogging, Reading, Writing…never enough time for it all 🙂

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