I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and any eagle-eyed observant followers may have spotted my first step in making a change when I changed my Twitter display name to H P Stephens. That’s right, my real name.
When I chose the name L E May, it was mainly because I didn’t want my mum to read my novel and shout at me for all the bad language and sex scenes. But she’s my mum, I couldn’t lie to her and she read it anyway. So did my dad, but I don’t want to dwell on that!
But I figured that having a pseudonym for privacy was a good idea so I went with it.
Now that I’ve finished writing my second novel, I have something that I want to put my own name to (and that I’ll gladly let my mum read). And I’ve got several short stories planned out, inspired by songs. I’d kinda like to claim them too.
I’ve never hidden behind fake images (although I did wear a wig for my publicity head shots) so I decided it’s time to stop hiding behind a fake name too.
So over next few weeks I’m going to slowly change things over and make things more simple.
A fresh new look, website and Twitter name. Watch this space!*
*actually, not this space, I’m probably going to move to, I don’t know, hpstephens.co.uk maybe…
A rebrand, sort of.