If you’ve gone onto FaceBook to find me, you will not find me there, alas. I restarted my phone yesterday, and this seems to have caused a glitch with FaceBook, making them ask me to validate my identity. I sent them a picture as they requested. The responding message said that they would be comparing the photo of me to the photo of me on my FaceBook account.
I had several author friends who reached out, one of which, P. D. Singer, sent me a link to the types of ID that FaceBook would need. (This was particularly kind, as today is the day that P. D. Singer is releasing her new m/m romance Two Bears and a Baby, which looks really fun and has an adorable cover, to boot! Can you imagine, on your release day, taking the time to help another author? Now, that’s what I call classy, so give her book a look-see!)
I sent them scans of two valid IDs with my photo, name, and birthday, which were also issued by the US Government. It was exhausting to try and figure out what FaceBook wanted, let alone trying to figure out why they’d decided to shut me down. I mean, I think it’s because of me restarting my phone, as the shut down began shortly after that, however, the world may never know, and I will be left to wonder until end of the universe.
So, if you would, think good thoughts, and cross your fingers that FaceBook decides to let me back in. (And I was just getting the hang of the interface!)