Exploring the Pen Name
With Guest Blogger and Horror Author Kim Richards
(During the month of June, here at Today the Dragon Wins we explore the use of pseudonyms. Don't forget to participate in the discussion in the comment field to enter the contest for a copy of the eBook version of Choices Meant for Gods. Details were posted June 1.)
Either you love 'em or hate 'em. I have two. The first came about by marrying my second husband. I published a few horror stories, a children's book and a scifi novel under that one, Kim Bundy, before we divorced. At court, I asked for the right to continue using it for these works, then available. Though I could use it again, I haven't really. Most people nowdays know me more as Kim Richards. I have to admit that Bundy had a few folks in the horror community wondering if it were a pen name because of the serial murderer, Ted Bundy. It still makes me laugh.
The second name I have is Shari Silva. I edited a how-to book on sex for another author and decided to use a pseudonym because I also wanted to write erotica. So far, the editing is the only thing Shari has credits in. She is actually a made up name of a made up name. LOL! I'm a long time role-player and for nineteen years played in a live action roleplay where Sharrisselva was my character's last name in the game. I doubt there are many people in the world who would guess that one. Anyway, Shari is working on an erotica novel about a wannabe dominatrix. We hope to see it published some day. She does have her own email account and myspace. It's kind of fun having an alter ego like that though.
I encourage you to check out Kim Richards' latest novel, Death Masks, at her publisher's site. And be sure to keep up with Kim's book tour by checking out the list o' sites I posted on June 3rd or by clicking on her name above and seeing the list o' dates at her site. Enjoy!
"Some days, I just want the dragon to win."