Well, now that it's time to submit my novella around to the epublishing quarter, I think it's also time to interwine my writing names. Do you wanna hear a long story? No. Probably not. So, long story short, when I first started writing, I chose a pen name. It's fun and exciting...like being a fifteen year old and demanding that you are going to change your name as soon as you're old enough. I picked a name then and ran with it for about a year. At that point, I said to myself, "Why? Are you hiding?" And perhaps I was. Romance is poo-pooed in alot of circles. My stories carry an element of passion that could possibly shock some of the people I know. [I really don't know how, since I have four kids of my own and am totally in love with the man I married 11 years ago, but there you go.]
I didn't want to hide, though. So I broke off my relationship with that name and fixed myself a webpage and blog featuring ME!
It's been a few years, and now I'm considering that name thing again. Why? Because Bethanne Strasser is a mouthful. I'm a REAL CATCH. Don't get me wrong! But I want something that is easy to remember, easy to pronounce [it's strawser, not str-ass-er], and catchy. That's when I came up with Penny Dune. It's nothing like my name. I have been called Betty most of my life by my family, so I could go Betty Dune... *scratching head* Eh. Doesn't ring the same, does it?
I know my hubby is reading this and thinking, "yup. certifiable." Haha. Either way, I'm going to mess with my header and give people a taste of Penny here and on my webpage. It's a conundrum that I'll need to be making money to fix: webpage designs, domains... Ugh. Can't have someone looking for Penny Dune and not find Penny Dune, right? :D