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Pen Name? Real Name? You Decide

Date: March 16, 2017

Pen Names - Real Names

One question authors (esp new authors) face is the question - pen name or not to pen name?

I started writing and publishing while still working. My first books were technical textbooks.
I used my real name: Donnamaie E. White, PhD. They were traditionally published. Now, they are eBook published.

I wrote a blog for 20+ years And am trying to get back to doing that - some humor, some diatribes, some stories about my animals and kids, and some about - STALKING FABIO! Under my own name.

I used D. E. White for my first fiction book. Science Fiction. My first love.

But when I started writing sexy, steamy, hot books, I was still working in male-chauvinist high-tech.
Needed a different name and only my supervisor could know I wrote.

I write historical Regencies. Yes another pen name - because I was told by others the reader tie a pen name to a genre or even a sub-genre and expect that genre and get made when you write something else!

There was the idea that --- if you write one genre and then write another --- you had to use a different name.

Well, I ended up with three pen names, Plus variants for special sub-classes)

  • **** Donnamaie E. White for the Blog Stories

    (D. E. White for Science Fiction) (1999 - stuck with that)

    (Either for textbooks but a sans-serif font)

  • **** Caliente Morgan for hot stuff (hot cops, hot vampires, hot firemen)

  • **** Lady Morgan for historicals and Gothic

Now, there are plenty of examples of people with one pen name and writing in different genres.

And, the thing is - once you go down a road - you need to stay on it. All these names have websites. They are linked from other blogs, sites, Facebook, and so forth. They now have a life of their own. Impossible to unwrap. So I will stay with three.

To make things easy - I have a trademark and all my books technical, sic fi, and the others, will be brought under the trademark. WhitePubs. It's registered.


So - to find one of my fiction books - you go to Amazon and search WhitePubs - and they will all pop up. Makes things easy.

Of course, Whitepubs has its own website too - it points to the other ones.

Now I need to get the technical books re-released as eBook and POD and get the HTML versions down.
And I will put on new covers.....

   

And, of course, Jettison needs to be released as an eBook.

Jettison, 1999

 

 


 

 

www.Donnamaie.com my home page
Caliente Morgan my pen name for Hot Cops series - Contemporary sexy alpha books
Lady Morgan
my pen name for Regency books
WhitePubs.com My California Corporation - I Produce eBooks, print books - mine
Fabio Inc. (Fabio Inc. Business pages)
Fabio International Fan Club Fan Club Pages since 1995 - Latest news - also see the Facebook Group Page

Fabio Fan club Facebook Page (closed group - takes approval)

www.Facebook.com/Whitepubs/ My Author Facebook Page

www.donnamaie.com/STORYTB_DEW.html My website Blog


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