Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Pen Names, Part Deux

Well,I thought I had a lot of time on the name thing (not to mention time to lose that 20 pounds for the author photo), but I was wrong. The mailperson just brought a nice little packet from the publisher of my first picture book that contained a detailed questionnaire and request for an author photo for promotion and flap copy. The third question is what name I want to use. Yikes. As of this very moment, I'm leaning toward Cyn Jaynes because I like the rhythm of it, although I think my kids will be heartbroken if I don't use Omololu. Cynthia Jaynes Omololu is just so long. Cynthia J. Omololu? I think I'll resort to the old dart-board method of decision-making.

On this date: In 1952,Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen of England.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the way Cynthia Jaynes sounds. Couldn't you appease your kids by mentioning the "family" name in the dedications page? That way they would still get to see it in print.

cynjay said...

Okay, I think that was my Dad. Nice try.

Rebecca said...

Why not CynJay Omololu? You get to use the last name (which is actually quite the eye-grabber - I would see that name and think, "Wow! Exotic! I wonder what the book is like?" And I'd pick it up. Whereas if it were something like Cynthia Smith, I'd think, "uhhhhh," and would move on. Not that you asked or anything. ;-) Congrats on the book, by the way!