Sep 4, 2012
Pen Names - What the . . . ?
Tami Johnson- she was my alter ego, smart, pretty. She was very popular in my make believe world and everyone liked her.
Now that I'm grown up I find it a little strange to be thinking about that name and wondering if I should use it as a pen name. Or something totally different. It sounds too plain now and not at all romantic, which is how I need it to sound.
You see, along with my young adult novels, I also write adult romance. Nothing erotic or overly spicy, but still, I'd really like to keep it separate from the other genres I publish.
So what's an author to do? Pretend to be someone else by picking a name that has absolutely no reference to the name she was given at birth? Or choose some variation of her legal name?
My full name is Christine Kay Bryant. Weston is my maiden name, but I don't want to use it, so here are some variations I've considered.
Christine Bryant (boring)
Christa Kay (cute, but, not sure)
Christa Edwards (hubs name is Edward, would be cool, but . . . IDK)
Chrissie something (my nieces and nephews call me Aunt Chrissie or Chrisy, not sure how you'd spell it)
Aaaand that's all I got so far.
So, I'm up for ideas. What would be a good name for a romance author? I'm even up for hearing the fun ones, like Loretta Love or Susie Sexton. ROFL!!