Saturday, February 3, 2007

Pen Names - Who Can I Be Now?

There is a great thread on the Verla Kay boards about pen names and who uses them and why. It got me thinking about who I want to be in print. I could use my married name, which is long and distinctive and contains lots of vowels. I could use my maiden name which is a bit of a yawn. I could come up with something totally different, maybe using ancestor names. Cynthia Fraser? Cynthia Eddy? Cynthia MacMath?

Lots of writers use pen names to protect their privacy, and that has its appeal. My first book won't be in print until next Spring, so I have a little time to decide. Any suggestions?

On this date: In 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper died in a plane crash in Iowa.

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