A Rose By Any Other Name

Hello readers. I hope you’re all doing great. Today I want to discuss something that’s been on my mind for a long time—names. Or more specifically author names.

It wasn’t until I started writing and did some research about choosing an author name that I came to realise that some authors use different names when they write in different genres.

At the time, I knew I was going to write stories with the focus mainly on romance so settling for a name was pretty easy. Kiru Taye is an abbreviation/play-on of my full name. I wanted a name that was African, easy to pronounce and easy to remember. And I think it works quite well.

But I’ve since discovered that some authors change their names even within categories of romance. One of my favourite contemporary romance authors Maureen Child writes paranormal romance under the name of Regan Hastings. And Emery Lee who writes sweet historical romance uses a different name Victoria Vane for her steamier historical romance stories. I remember the great Leslie Banks (may her soul rest in peace) wrote under several aliases too. 

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