Google+ insists that my pen name, Remittance Girl, is not a legitimate name. I appealed this decision, giving links to my longstanding blog, to my author page on Amazon, to my Facebook account, to my Goodreads Author Page, to reviews of my books, and still they have rejected my petition to allow my pen name. This decision doesn't simply disenfranchise me as a writer, it basically forces me into a position where, either I must 'out' myself as an erotica writer, or give up my pen name altogether on Google. This may very well impact many other erotica writers who use pen names that don't seem like 'real' names to google.
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