After thinking about it for a while, I decided to make my online handle (Lucius Antony) into my official pen name. I’ve recently created a Facebook profile for my pen name, which caused my sister to mention the idea of having a a fake background to my pen name… I hadn’t thought about that before, but the idea intrigued me. I figured that I’d share some of it here, trying to figure out what type of person I want my other persona to be, if I really want him to be different at all.

Lucius Antony was born in the Rocky Mountains. He was trained in the art of fencing at an early age. This was a skill that came into much use while a brash, young man.

As a teenager, Lucius Antony fought in a series of duels, never to the death, that eventually resulted in his most defining feature: his eye patch. An opponent’s blade caused irreparable damage to his right eye that resulted in his signature eye patch.

Lucius Antony is a lover and writer of science fiction and fantasy, with his major influences (and heroes) including Robert E. Howard, J.R.R. Tolkien and Orson Scott Card.

You can become a fan of and friend him on Facebook.

2 thoughts on “Getting to Know You: Lucius Antony

  1. Awesome! I never thought of creating a background for my pen name.

  2. That's terrific! I don't use a separate background for mine, because I expect to one day meet fans and don't want to have to act; on the other hand, you can pass that off as a creation and have it be an inside story for your fans – very fun!

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