This is an announcement of my new pen name–
–and a quick question-and-answer about it.
Question: What Do We Call You?
Answer: The A stands for several names I’ve gone by offline. You may continue on with however you know me. Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism are familiar with how that works.
Do we not know each other yet? The L stands for “Lynn”, which I use in a variety of places. “Lynn” has stuck better than many of the nicknames used for me.
So you know, no one calls me “Al”. I might not recognize it or “A.L.” (which isn’t the easiest to say, anyway) when called out in public. Addressing me as “Blacklyn” is fine.
Question: What Does “Blacklyn” Mean?
Answer: I smashed two family names together for one that sounds better to me and the kind poll-takers on Twitter. My aim is to suit the grumpy urban fantasy, mournful science fiction, and twisted folktale-inspired stories that make up most of my fiction.
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