Sunday, October 23, 2011
"Celia, Celia, Celia!"
Sometimes it takes a while for me to respond to my chosen pen name. My true, sign-your-bills name is Christie, like Agatha, but when I started my writing career, I opted to use a pen name.
Reason? I'd been in discussions with friends and family and watched their demeanor completely change when they spoke of certain types of writing. No, not erotica, but the idea still holds true for most erotica writers. My reason for choosing to use my favorite aunt's first name and my maiden name as a last name was to separate my romance novels from other types of writing. So a book written by Celia Cooper is bound to have romance and relationships as the main theme.
My novels written as C. L. Kraemer feature mystery, suspense, fantasy and science fiction. I guess in writing this blog I've given away my secret but that's okay. It is a seldom occasion where I run into readers who will read everything a writer puts out. Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb can attest to that.
Personally, I'm thankful to write whatever I please under any name I wish. I'm also glad my writing is appreciated by readers who ask for more. Thank you all for your loyalty... and good taste!
Working to earn the reader's trust with every word written