I am in the midst of selecting a pen name for my books to be published. There is nothing wrong with my name, except there is another author that writes under the same name in the romance genre. For the sake of less confusion, I've decided to say goodbye to Angela McPherson and hello to (DRUM ROLL please!)... Penny Pearson.
I have my husband to thank for Penny (his thought process being - we're coming up with a pen name - hence PENny. Ha ha, get it? We also tried to keep something from my last name. I also kicked around using initials, maiden names, 1st road of childhood (but that ended up sounding like a stripper -- which there is nothing wrong if I were going for that kind of name!)
So, Penny Pearson it is.
I am a bit apprehensive on how to go about with a pen name. It's strange to think if I get anyone that really likes my work they will know me as Penny. Not Angie. It's almost like I have a second identity. Ooh, now what kind of crazy stuff could I write with this alternate ego?! I will have to practice signing my new name for any book signings. I've found very little on the internet about surviving with a pen name. Authors decide to use pen names for many reasons, so it's not too out of the ordinary.
So, stay tuned and I will provide updates on life under a pen name!
Stay paranormally weird!