Choosing a Pen Name

To Be (someone else) or Not to Be

Thanks for that, Will.

So.
Do I make a new pen name for my more erotic books  or not?
In my case, the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune have to do with basic math.  If I make a new personna, I have less time to write.
So I wonder, will this piss off my fans?
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But making a new author name takes time. It’ll need a Facebook Page, a Twitter account, a webpage, an Amazon author page, a Goodreads page… Do I need go on?
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I have a four wonderful Historic Romance novels, full of passion, history and sex, just a bit more sedate.
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There’s three paranormals, co-written with the now famous C.M. Seabrook that are fun-filled with wicked-witchy sex.
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And now, I have written a modern thriller… and a soon to be released sports-hero novella.
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I see what some very successful authors have done. For each genre, they have a different pen name so as not to confuse the reader or God forbid, cross promote to the wrong genre.
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Wow.
I’m just going to have to trust that I have intelligent readers who can pick and chose the genre that feels right for them.
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Then I can spend more time doing what I love.
Writing.
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Author: stella

Stella Marie Alden loves Zumba, yoga, watercolor painting, and all genres of romances, Her first book, ‘How to Train Your Knight’, won Romance Writers of America coveted Molly and Show me the Sparks Contests, and placed in four others. Truly remarkable, considering she’s only been writing for three years. Growing up in Vermont, she loved to make up stories. Crayons fought each other over size and placement in their cardboard box and imaginary friends crowded the house. Her brother often complained. “Tell her no one’s here, Mother.". Her career paths have varied. She’s been a librarian, a classical clarinetist wanna-be, recording studio engineer, broadcast electronics repairman, and now she architects software programs. She lives in Bergen County, NJ with her life-long hero and their two cats. Her two girls are grown but ever supportive. You go Mom!