I don't know how many of you have 'come out' so to speak and to whom. I've been pretty circumspect about telling anyone there are published books out there that bear my pen name. I think it took me six months before I told one of my friends. She put me at ease and immediately wanted me to load it onto her computer. Note, she had no e-reader, she is a real book gal. I next told two other friends and they too glad handed me and immediately added them to their e-readers.
Six months have passed - the topic has never come up. No feedback, reviews, nothing. What was I so nervous about?
Fast Forward - Since I spend a great deal of time on my laptop, brother started teasing me about being a computer nerd. I bit the bullet and told him I wrote stories. "Do you make any money at it?" Leave it to a male to get right to the heart of things. "A little." - end of conversation. No questions about what I write, could he read it - gone. I am lucky enough to have developed a friendship with his "ladyfriend" and I did tell her and gave her one of my stories to read. She is not a reader but she read the story and enjoyed it. Actually, yesterday I asked if she would pass out some of my cards since she is always out and about and she agreed. Again no problem.
This past weekend, I was on the phone with my sister and she asked what I was doing, I told her editing one of my stories. I give her credit, she did ask what I wrote - my response was romance with a kink. "Oh" - no more questions.
One brother and one daughter to go. Not sure the latter will ever happen. I know how PK has done it, how about you? Who, in your family or circle, have you told?