In which I have a name now

tumblr_n0l9acNAyx1ts8u03o1_500The more eagle-eyed (or obsessive) among you may have noticed: I’ve got a new page up there in the masthead, called “Contact Me,” and it’s got a person’s name on it!  Luther Siler!  Whoa!  Who’s that??

It ain’t me, obviously– or at least not my real name– but I figured what with the grant actually becoming a thing that happened I may as well go live with the pen name.  I can be reached at that email address, the more discerning of you are already subscribed to my Twitter feed, and… well, there’s also the Facebook page.

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The name, by the way, was selected because it’s a combination of a couple of family names (neither of them mine) and, importantly, a perfectly clean Google/Facebook/internet record.  Plus it’s right next to “Scalzi” and “Stross” and “Sanderson” and not far from “Tolkien” on bookshelves, which is all I suspect Of the Good if indeed anything I write ever makes it to real bookshelves in real bookstores where such things might actually matter.

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I’ll be honest: I’m not exactly sure what to do with Luther’s Facebook page at the moment, but it’s there.  I went ahead and claimed the Facebook page with his name on it and it’s available if you want to send a friend request but I don’t see myself posting much there yet.  I don’t like Facebook in general and most of what I’ve come up with that I might put there is stuff that would be duplicated with the blog and with Twitter, but who knows, maybe once there’s some more stuff to talk about I might put it over there too, and lots of people live on Facebook anyway, so… yeah.  I’m there.  I’ll accept friend requests.  Just don’t expect a lot of activity yet.

Feel free to call me “Luther,” by the way, if you want to.   The fact that it’s a pen name is going to be a fairly open secret but a few people have already commented that calling me infinitefreetime is more than a little unwieldy, so if you want to gravitate to a name I may as well get used to responding to it.

(And, by the way, if you don’t recognize the series of pictures on this post, dear God get yourself to a television and find a way to watch True Detective, which may be the best TV series ever, or is at least my favorite TV series right now.  It’s at least a little bit responsible for the story I posted earlier today, too, which seems to be getting a gratifyingly positive response.)

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Luther M. Siler

The author of SKYLIGHTS, THE BENEVOLENCE ARCHIVES and several other books.

2 thoughts on “In which I have a name now

  1. I agree! True Detective is the only thing worth watching right now until GoT comes back. I happen to like unwieldy, so it will be infinitefreetime for me. Really, I was expecting something more unique. I met a guy named Monday the other day. We had an interesting conversation. I also met another Wynter, but I highly suspect it is a pen name. Really, who spells a person’s name like Winter with a “y?”

    Anyway, off to find you on FB…gotta add you on the ground floor so to speak.

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