I have built out the main website on Google Sites and love the way it turned out. Blogger, however, is a different story. So… the blog portion of the site will remain here on WordPress and will be embedded into the main site. This allows my readers here on WP to continue reading content without any hassle and people that discover the blog via the main website at sayreambrosio.com will also be able to read it straight from the site if they wish and still have the option to follow via WP as well.
After the day I had a bit of cuteness was in order.
Someone recently asked me, “Why do you use a pen name, but not hide your face on your books?” Well, it’s simple. I use a pen name because I can and because it’s a bit more exotic than my given name. I don’t hide my face on my books or blog because I am proud that I am an author and I want people to know. I’m not ashamed of what I write, no matter what genre it’s in.
That answer was countered with, “I don’t know if I could write erotica, especially the taboo/dark erotica, and have everyone know what I write. You know?” I totally get it. Writing smut isn’t for everyone. Reading smut isn’t for everyone. If it’s not for you, don’t do it. If you like doing it and want to keep your real identity a secret, that’s fine too. If you like doing it and want everyone to know, that’s also fine.
Over the years I have written everything from vanilla stories to severely taboo stories. My current WIP is one that would fit in the erotic thriller genre or mainstream thriller genre with a few changes of course. As a matter of fact, it’s become a real pain in the ass for me as of late, since I’m not sure which way I want to take it. Wherever the story decides to go, I’m just along for the ride.
My first published book was erotica and there will be many more in that genre. I also plan to write mainstream novels in the future as well (like all things, this could change). All my work will use the same pen name. Well okay, I did publish a small craft idea book with my pen name and pulled it yesterday so I could decide if I wanted to put it back up or not. I’m okay with someone searching Sayre Ambrosio on book sellers and finding multiple genres.
p dir=”ltr”>I’m not okay with a younger audience searching for Craft Ideas and finding my other works because they are tied to the pen name. So if I re-release it, I will put it up with a different more family friendly name attached to it. That’s a big if. To be quite honest I wanted to put something out there directly through the iBooks process to see how easy it was compared to using a distributor.
So, there you have it. The long answer to a simple question.
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”
— John Jakes
Truer words have never been spoken. We need to embrace who we are and not hold back because it’s the “right thing to do”. I’m done with that and I’m pretty sure that I will lose more than one “friend”along the way. But I will also gain true friends who take me as I am.
“Great imaginations are apt to work from hints and suggestions and a single moment of emotion is sometimes sufficient to create a masterpiece.”
– Margaret Sackville
I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a proud law enforcement wife. I never thought that I would marry into law enforcement, but I did and I’m proud that I did. Every day my husband puts it on the line to protect those in his care as well as the public. He’s highly trained, his opinion is sought after by other departments as well as within his own, and he looks totally sexy in his uniform.
The two of us have been called names by those who don’t agree with or understand the CO life. Some of them have been in law enforcement themselves. Corrections in my opinion is thought of as the “red headed stepchild” of the law enforcement community. It makes me sad, but if I dwelled on all the negativity it would drive me nuts. The only thing that I can do is leave a good impression on those I come in contact with in regards to what a CO is and does, and what their families go through.
I have friends and family that have been on the other side of the corrections line so I have a unique view of both positions. In this particular post I wanted to share a documentary that I have watched multiple times and it’s so far the best one even though it’s a bit older.
The full documentary is below. You can watch it here or head on over to YouTube to watch.
I haven’t done a top ten in a while so I figured it’s time. Without further ado, here are my top ten editing songs.
All the links below will open in Apple Music (because well, I’m an Apple girl)