Is it advisable for a historical fiction writer to have a pen name consisting of only their first and middle name? I have seen a couple of authors not use any last name (Thirzah from the Company being one of them), but they wrote in a different genre than I do. I have heard that it can matter what your pen name looks like on the book (as a marketing issue). I thought that a historical fiction book would need to have a full first and last name to look serious and stately. Though I think it would be cool to have the possibility to use only my first and middle name as my pen name. Advice?

Brad Pauquette Changed status to publish September 12, 2023