It’s so hard to maintain a secret identity these days…

Of all the things to have a bit (okay, maybe a lot) of anxiety about, it seems kinda silly to be thinking, Ohmigod, now people know what I look like!  More or less.  If they’ve been paying close attention.  That science fiction novel I’ve been enthusing about lately?  Well, there’s an author photo of the guy who wrote it, and what with him being my identical twin and all… Yeah.  (Big reveal:  Weaver is actually my middle name.  Which I know I’ve said somewhere on this blog before.)  He jokes that he’s the sinister twin, not the evil one, despite being the one with the ‘evil twin’ beard — sinister in this case referring to the fact that he’s the lefty (which would make me the dexter twin, I suppose).

Speaking of that novel (not the same as “that novel,” which is short for “that novel which I may finish one of these decades”), there’s a giveaway going on now through the middle of June over on Goodreads, for signed copies of The Remnant. You should enter this giveaway.  Really.



About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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3 Responses to It’s so hard to maintain a secret identity these days…

  1. Heh, I don’t suppose having an identical twin helps. 😀 But I try to keep my writer-self separate from my personal-self as well, and, after setting up a brand-spanking new persona, with a new email account, blog, twitter account, etc., and then having facebook tell me “you might know these people”, the superior smirk was quickly wiped off my face when I noticed that I did in fact know one of those it suggested. Grrr. Scary.

    Sorry, I love pointing out typos, and it’s double the fun (quadruple for twins?) when it’s a pro editor: “idenity” should be “identity”. 😉


  2. Quadruple? Depending on whether you choose geometric or exponential increase, it could be 16 TIMES as much, since we’re also Geminis. 🙂 (42 at the beginning of next month. Now THAT’s scary.)

    Facebook did occasionally ask me if I know Paul B. Spence, and sometimes I’d ask him, “Hey, do I know you?” He’d usually reply with something like, “Hell, no. Who are you, and why do you look like me?”


  3. Haha, I *had* to go check out the photo, because curiosity and all. He definitely rocks the evil beard and glasses combo! Learning to look over glasses in that way is a particular skill that I should learn so I can make use of it the day I have an author pic 😉

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