On a pen name, that is.
I know, a lot has been written on using your real name.
I thought about this long and hard. I am a finance professional by day and have been looking to move to an officer-of-the-company type position. If I get Googled, I would prefer not to have an author page the first thing a prospective employer sees about me.
So, I considered Elizabeth Hunter. It was a name I toyed back in my college days of writing. Except, that name is also taken, and she also happens to be a romance writer *eye roll*.
I thought about Elizabeth Abbott. Turns out there is a writer by that name, but she specializes in history.
I considered Elizabeth York, Elizabeth Darren, and Elizabeth Stevens.
Then I thought about what I write. Romance with lots of high fantasy including knights, wizards and elves. Dark gods and, of course, dragons.
So, contemplating Elizabeth Drake. I haven’t seen another writer with that name, much less a romance writer.
Even thought about this as a symbol instead of the red rose.
What do you think? Or maybe I’m just over-thinking an employer Googling me?