Hoomi, I like that too.
I am glad there's a name for Mary Sue. I find her all over the place (especially in Victorian Literature) and I hate her. I've often thought the very same things, but never written them down quite so well.
I find fewer Marty Stus. But I am inclined to believe that I create them sometimes.
However, I don't think there's anything wrong with an author being a character in his book, so long as he's honest about his faults.
I write adventures, children's stories, historical fiction, war stories, fantasy, fairy tales, and spy thrillers.
Emira - novel
Undercover of Knight - novel
The Play-Actor - novel
A fantasy without a title
Liergy - novel
Operation White-Water -novel
The Anarchy of August - novel