In the late eighties, when I was first published, I had my reasons for deciding to write under a pen name. For one, my last name is almost unpronounceable. I chose a pen name because I didn’t want to spend the next year or two of my life listening to people people murder the pronunciation. My friend M.D. Lake chose his pen name after his publisher encouraged him to write under one to obscure the fact that he was a man.
Today’s burning question is: Did you ever consider writing pseudonymously? If so, why. Are you happy with your decision to write-- or not to write--under your own name?