Since this is a blog where history reigns, I’ll offer a hearty “huzzah” for our launch (instead of the Rocky-influenced “Yo!” favored down here in Philadelphia.) I hope you come back often.
Like every true Gemini, I’m not just one writer, but two. Since 1992, I’ve written historical romances under the name Miranda Jarrett, while this summer I’ll be publishing my first book of historical fiction as Susan Holloway Scott.
Having a psuedonym/alter-ego/evil twin can be strange. When my son was in elementary school, he was fascinated by the idea that his mother had more than one name. (Actually three names, since for him the other two came in a distant second and third behind Mom.) It made me different from the other mothers. It made me exotic, or at least what passes for exotic to six-year-old boys.
But such adulation has its peril. One afternoon we were standing in the line of a crowded grocery store, inching along behind the loaded cart. My son was getting antsy. He was, at least, until I pulled my checkbook and pen out of my purse. That made him brighten up right away.
“Hey, Mom!” he called in that piercing little-boy voice. “What name are you going to sign today?”
Meeting readers, other writers, grocery store managers — yes, it’s all part of the glamourous life of a writer….