The name 'Lennon Faris' is a pen name I chose because of its colors. Colors, you ask? Yup. My brain shows a different color for each letter. Reading a written word is like looking at a painting.
Once, in grad school, I was studying with a group and pointed out how the colors of the words could help us remember things through association.
Er... The silence and ensuing (incredulous) conversation was how I discovered that not everyone sees this stuff. (It's funny how much you assume everyone is like you, isn't it?). My friends thought I was losing it (I was a little nervous myself) until we looked it up and discovered it's a real thing called synesthesia.
'Lennon Faris' looks like a lovely painting. It has sunset rose, strawberry red, night-sky black, twilight lavender, hilltop green, and sunrise yellow. Every time I read it, that is what I see. Plus, a tiny tribute to my love of music (John Lennon, here's to you) seems appropriate.
Reader, thank you for reading!
In my universe, Red heard about the scary Wolf, and decided to see say hi anyway, and realized that the Wolf understood her better than anyone. From then on, she made it her goal to set the story straight.
That about sums up my bio.