Today I have the very interesting Suzie Ivy here at the blog, so without further ado, here's Suzie!
Dr. Jekyll and Suzie Ivy
I was walking in the mall the other day and someone said, “Hey Suzie.” I turned and looked without thinking. When I realized what I had done, I moved quickly from the area and wondered if I finally crossed the line.
My real name is not Suzie. Few people in my area know I write and no one would think to call me anything but my real name. I must finally accept that I live a dual life. Suzie Ivy is my police writing name. It’s where I pour my internal feelings about my day job. It’s where I show the fun side of law enforcement. The real me is a police detective in a small Arizona town. I work homicide, sex crimes, and major felony cases. I hunt criminals.
I now have something in common with those I investigate. I have an alias. Maybe if I thought about this in a slightly different way I would feel better. But, I believe, my subconscious answering to Suzie, could be signs of a split personality. A Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde if you will. I’m the crime fighter by day, the good guy. I walk into my home at night and remove my gun, badge and handcuffs. I feed my dogs and horse while slowly the other me takes over. I pick up my laptop and hit the power button. I open that first email message and then reply. My other life begins. Mr. Hyde has taken over.
I contacted a self-help blogger about my problem. She was no help. She is really a he and also uses an alias. I’m now looking closely at my neighbors. This quacked out guru could live next door. How would I know? I’m probably being melodramatic here but that’s the other me, Suzie. A new therapist is what I need. I wonder what he or she will say when I admit I write vampire novels under the name D’Elen McClain?
About the author: Suzie writes about her mid-life course correction and becoming a police officer at the age of forty-five. Bad Luck Cadet is available at Amazon. Bad Luck Officer will be released on March 15, 2012. You can find her daily at http://badluckdetective.com She writes vampire and werewolf romance under the name D’Elen McClain. Fang Chronicles: Amy’s Story is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Emily’s Story will be out this summer. You can visit her fang side at http://fangchronicles.wordpress.com