You see, when a person decides to enter the life of being a writer, one of the first things we consider is a pen name. The second is how much of our personal lives to divulge to perfect strangers. I mean, I truly wish, at some point in time, each of you will feel as though you know me through my work, but the truth of the matter is I too struggled with this.
After a long introspective deliberation (because I had to discuss this with not only me, myself, and I, but also the characters that live in my head) I have decided today's readers prefer transparency. They want to know the authors of the books they read. I totally get it. I do.