I’ve been thinking (obsessing) about my pen name a lot lately. I’m hopefully, one way or the other, going to be publishing my book early next year. I’ve had a couple ideas that I through by both my moms (my real mom and my mother-in-law) and my best friend and, while I like aspects of it, I’m not 100% sold on it quite yet. I’ve got a potential first and middle name that I would like, but the first name might be too closely related to my actual name that I don’t know if it would be enough. My last name is giving me grief. I have a few requirements for it, but the actual name is being elusive.
And if coming up with one wasn’t proving difficult, now I have to come up with two. I don’t want my “adult’s book” name to be the same as my “children’s book” name. Does that make sense?
This is all probably a cart and a horse problem, but I thought I’d mention it anyway and see what insights you could offer in coming up with a name. If all else fails, I can always ask my parents to rename me…Twice!