Storytellers Soiree met yesterday in Glendora, California. What a great meet-up! Isn’t there a ghostliness about pen names? How secretive should we be? Authors choose to have pen names if writing in different genres. I enjoy the outspoken opinions of talented, successful authors, Tina Gayle and M. Catherine Berg. These are names you may know. Mostly Tina writes contemporary romance but has two alternative pen names, one for erotica and one for young adult. M. Catherine Berg writes funny mystery. I write under my real name, Kathleen Rowland, but once published a young adult which confused my typical audience who were looking for spicy romantic suspense. Here’s a little secret– my upcoming New Adult (characters’ ages range from 18 to early thirties) will be written under the pen name of Rudyard Rowland. For book covers I’ll shorten it to Rud Row. My friends thought Rudyard Rowland was too long and tedious. I appreciate good friends who say it like it is. http://www.rudyardrowland.com. Yessirree, I’m in the submission process for the series.