The (Pen) Name Game

Which author’s real name is Kate? Whose is Mary, Marilyn, or Mariella? Pen names are a literary tradition. (Hello, Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.*). The reasons for them are manifold. A publisher may request an author assume a new identity for business or financial reasons. An author might use a pseudonym to write in a totally different genre. (I’m talking to you, J.K. Rowling and … Continue reading The (Pen) Name Game

Guest Chick: Daryl Wood Gerber

The Chicks welcome author Daryl Wood Gerber, who offers a little insight into her  fab foodie mysteries, including her latest, “A Deadly Eclair: A French Bistro Mystery.” Who knew I’d have to cook to be a mystery author? Luckily, I do cook and always have. As a young girl, I sold chocolate cream pies around the neighborhood. But I had no idea when I started … Continue reading Guest Chick: Daryl Wood Gerber