Friday Fun — Pseudonyms – Yes? No?

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: What are your thoughts about using a pseudonym, or maybe just your initials and last name (to conceal gender), or perhaps a variation of your legal name (e.g., first and middle, no last)? 

LisaJJackson_2014Lisa J. Jackson: I have 2 pseudonyms – 1 for most fiction and 1 specifically for romance. The first was a necessity, as there is a prolific author already filling books shelves with novels as “Lisa Jackson”. So I needed a name for my fiction and have gone with retaining my first name, but using a family last name: Lisa Haselton. (It’s funny that I do double-takes when I see my real name on a book spine or cover even though…

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Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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