But there are things I've shared under Kestril that I haven't tried hard to associate with my real name - my short stories. I've had a lot of encouragement from friends to be more open about the writing side of my life. Heck, a few of them even think my stuff may be publishable some day! I don't hold any grand illusions of being JK Rowling. If any of my stories ever makes me enough to buy a Starbuck's latte, I'll be pretty stoked. But they are my stories and even if they aren't the best thing ever, I'm kind of proud of myself for having the courage to write them down and let others look at them - something I never would have considered 10 years ago.
So I'm going to add my real name to my bio. Feel free to look me up on Facebook if you have the notion. After all, how many Rommy Drikses are there?