After our TGIO party in Maidstone yesterday I have decided that I really do need to have a pen name lol…..pompous I know, but hold on, hear me out ;o)
At the moment there is an American author who seems to be very successful (cosy crime I think) who shares my full name…..hmmmm, not good, she even has the domain names I’d need *pout*
If I call myself by the name I usually go by, ie shortened first name, I share it with a very famous murder victim who was killed at the side of a motorway about 12 years ago……even worse! 😦
Sooooo, what name? It needs to still feel like me (IMO), I need to feel comfortable with it and be available for domain names lol. I’ve come up with 2 options that I like, that I could live with, that incorporate my husbands name as a surname (that way I can get him to help me…sneaky huh?).
Problem? Stella Whitelaw’s words of advice are still ringing in my ears. She told me that if I was going to have a pen name, to choose something that is at the beginning of the alphabet, so that my books would always be at the front, and she should know, being a “W” lol. She said looking back now, she wishes she’d chose an “A” surname.
So that leaves me with a dilemma doesnt it….my husband being an “R” lol
Why oh why couldn’t I have married an Alan 😉