Should My Author Name be Party Freckle?

I’M IN the process of shifting gears and concentrating heavily on finishing both my novella TO BE FRIENDS and the zombie novella WB Welch and I are co-writing, and I’m getting nervous.

I’ve been in the writing community for almost exactly three months now, and on Twitter only a few days more than that. Before I found this place, I didn’t have anyone to talk to about my writing, short of a friend or two who would beta read for me and provide very little feedback–more like a pat on the head and a, “Great effort, champ!” I was alone with it.

If not for WB, I would still be alone with it. She’s the only one in the community who’s read anything substantial from me, but now that’s about to change.

Yesterday I hit 8,000 followers on Twitter, and I’m sure at least two or three among you will buy one of these novellas when they come out. What’s worse is that you’ll actually read it. After three months of obnoxiously kicking and screaming my way into this community of writers without actually sharing any of my work (fiction, I mean), I’m now going to ante up.

Our tentative plan is to release the zombie novella in late May, with a cover, title, and blurb reveal in April. As for TO BE FRIENDS, more information about its release will be coming soon.

I’m ridiculously excited, but at the same time I want to delete my account and move to Alaska.

With love,


7 thoughts on “Should My Author Name be Party Freckle?

  1. Alaska is a beautiful place. They have Wifi as well from what I am told. Also, Vampire zombie things that come out during the long duration of time when the sun hides for weeks.

    You are going to do amazing. You have already done so much good in writing without putting out any of your fiction. Don’t worry, plus I learned this a while ago. No matter what you do some will hate you and some will love you.

    Aristotle said: “To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

    I can already tell that you just being you and what you have already shown the world is going to receive you the same way the writing community has, with Love.

    Don’t be afraid of the ones that hate you, they are always going to be there for all of us.

    Can’t wait to read your stuff.

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  2. Tory, this is such great news! Of course, you’re nervous. That’s so normal. You’re going to do so well, Tory. You bring laughter, happiness, and your own wonderful flavor of crazy to the writing community. We are blessed with that! Now, more people will be blessed with you! Just keep being you. Please. And, Tory, I think Tory Hunter, Author, sounds fabulous. 🙂


  3. I’d buy a book by Party Freckle!

    I wonder whether I should change my Twitter handle to my name rather than PhantomGiggler though… Would you buy a book from an author with that name!?

    But look forward to hearing about your novellas!!


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