I had a few people look over my blog these last few days and all of them asked the same question: 'What do you mean you're a professional liar?’ Good question, I suppose I really should have discussed this in my first post. Please, allow me to explain.
There is a standard author meme that basically says: “I’m a novelist, I tell lies for money.” Novels are works of fiction, and as such, are lies. To take a couple examples: Stephenie Meyer lied about Vampires—we all know they don’t really sparkle (but they are dreamy). Tolkien lied, too. Hobbits aren’t nearly as fun-loving as he made them out to be—they’re vicious man-beasts and I wouldn’t approach one without a very large club. In any case, I didn’t mean to imply that in my personal life I’m a big-fat-liar, or that you shouldn’t trust a word I say. So, if you meet me in the streets and I yell, "Watch out, there's a sparkling-vampire-hobbit behind you!" you should probably run. That's not something I'd lie about!