Full name or initials with last name?
Posted 07 June 2015 - 01:38 AM
Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:46 AM
Full name - Nila N. Brown. I used to hate my name but now I see it as a brand.
Posted 27 March 2016 - 12:46 PM
Used initials and last name. I'm from a very small town (pop approx. 3k) that leans heavily to the red side of the red-blue state spectrum. Given that my work touched pretty heavily on controversial subject matter I was really tempted to go with a pen name instead of my real name. In the end I just couldn't. The idea of hiding behind a pen name just left too much of a bad taste in my mouth, but then again I wasn't quite ready to lead with my chin either so initials seemed like the best compromise for me.
Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:03 PM
My agent suggested going "gender neutral" because my first MS is first person in a girl's voice - so a male name on the cover makes that hard on the reader's inner voice. I'm cool with that.
"WOW. That is the first word that comes to mind when I think about how I felt reading this book - WOW. I was so pleasantly surprised - oh, let's be honest, it was more like blown away!" -- Holy B. In NC, Amazon Review.
Posted 09 May 2016 - 12:30 PM
How I decide is because of J.k Rowling I like the way it look for her and I like the way it is for me.
Posted 02 July 2016 - 11:00 AM
I decided to go with a full pen name for multiple reasons. First, because I lost my middle name when I got married and I really liked it. Second, because I was named after my great-grandfather so using his last name was a way to honor that. Third, because I have my hands (or keys if you will) in a lot of different pies in the publishing world and I like to keep things separate. I do non-fiction, I do journalism, I do poetry, I freelance, and I'm trying to set up my own publisher. Keeping the fantasy books separate seemed a no-brainer.
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