On my loop, we were discussing whether we’re “out” as romance writers (and as erotic romance writers if that applies), or whether we hide from our families, coworkers, and the public in general what we do? Are you comfortable telling folks that you write (or read) the steamy stuff? I’m coming up on my first booksigning, and it just occurred to me that I might actually run into people I know! Duh. If you’re not out, why? Does anyone ever disparage your efforts? Are you frightened by the response you’ll get if you say “I write romance” or “I read steamy romances?” I really hate the teasing sometimes. How about you?