Screw the Pseudonym


Setting a release date for my novel has really made everything feel real, which led me to the question: “Do I really want my novel to be published under a pen name?”

My family and friends are wonderfully supportive of my dreams, and many of them, especially the ones closest to me, have encouraged me to use my real name when I publish DORK in September. The more I think about it, the more I’m starting to feel the same way. Why should I want to be separated from something that is such a part of me? My characters were born within me and I think I deserve to have my name connected to them. So from now on, my real name, Haley Despard, is the one I’ll be using on FB, Twitter, and this blog and it will be on the cover of DORK as well.
Bye bye pseudonym!

-H.D.

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