Originally Posted by EileenG
Unless you have a unique name, the chances are that even if you have a best seller flying off the shelves in your local bookshop, people won't connect it to you unless you tell them.
My mom, aunt, and other members of my family and friends would read anything that had my name on it, no matter what the topic.
I use my real name, but it does mean I have to be careful as I do have a job that could be put at risk. If I wrote "kinky" books, I could easily be fired, because of where I work. So I could see the advantages of hiding behind a pseudonym.
I do not read nor write in that genre so it is not an issue, but I could see how it could before you and others. Something to think about at least.