I have thought long and hard on this decision. Whether or not I wanted to use a pen name, or use my actual born name. I plan on using a Pen Name, because of this main reason.
My real name is Cassandra. My primary genre that I write in is Fantasy. When I get books out and people search for my name, they’ll come up with Cassandra Clare before they find my name and I want nothing to do with her. She is already a popular author, and I know that she uses a pen name herself but, like I said, Cassandra is already a famous author. And quite personally, I don’t like her books at all and would rather not share a name with her if I can help it.
So my question to you guys; are you going to use a pen name? Or are you going to stick with your real name?