Pseu, pseu, pseudio

Laurie Damron wonders about some of the pseudonyms she’s seeing on book spines these days:

What’s wrong with ordinary or classic names? Do they think that readers are going to take seriously someone whose name conjures up visions of a lingerie catalog — Scarlet Corsetta, Velvet Slippers, or maybe Demi Cupps? Will naming yourself after various acts of nature i.e. Stormy, Windy, Breezy or Misty, put you on the bestseller list? Or will you simply remain a symbol on a meteorologist’s weather map?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t find these names cute or professional and I’m not inclined to spend my money on books written by someone with a totally ridiculous name.

“My sentiments exactly,” said “Big Harry” Diehl.





2 comments

  1. Kay Dennison »

    26 December 2008 · 12:31 pm

    Me Neither!

  2. sya »

    26 December 2008 · 6:29 pm

    After the first five seconds of the obligatory tee-hee-hee, I’d look at the copyright page.

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