Since using my real name in publishing has made it increasingly difficult to pursue my true passion of being a spy, I have decided to use a pen name for future books.
Just kidding, but I do feel like a secret agent since I've decided to publish with another name...
I’ve always liked the idea of using a pseudonym. Who wouldn’t want to pretend to be someone much cooler than they actually are? It is like being a literary superhero. Angela Marshall by day, (insert catchy name here) by night.
There are a few problems with that.
So why am I switching to a pen name now?
I have plans to publish more sheet music soon, and my store pages on Amazon would get crowded with both novels and music in the same place. I also plan to publish books about piano teaching sometime in the future, and that is a very different audience than those looking for my novels. I want to make it clear to people which books are music and which are stories. The best way seems to be a slight name change to differentiate between the two.
So all my novels will now be published under “A.G. Marshall.” I like this for two reasons.
My main concern is that people will think my first name is Ag. And that seems unlikely. I'm probably overthinking. If it happens, I guess I’ll just go with it.
My first novel under my sort-of-pseudonym will be out soon!
A. G. Marshall
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