Ok. Here’s what I like to read and, therefore, write:
-Paranormal Romance, especially shifters and less common ideas
-a blend of the two genres above
-Cowboys!!! Hot, hot, hot. Rowr. 😉 Contemporaries and paranormals.
So…my questions are, same name for them all? Or different names for some?
The break-downs I see are as such: Paranormal; Cowboy; YA. Each one seems rather distinct from the others, although as said I could blend shifters and cowboys quite easily. (In fact, I already have. Hopefully to be self-pubbed soon-ish.)
The thought of managing names, websites, twitter, and facebook for three diff names makes me sob, however. Some writers just do it all together, such as Rachel Vincent with her adult and young adult series. Some use completely different pen names specifically because they want to attract readers to each genre, and not potentially repel the other (especially if they write erotic or at least hot).
Why am I worrying about this now? Because branding oneself as a writer is very, very important, and I want to start right away.
As an aside, I’m considering using a new pen name. This one (Jesi O’Connell) is old for me, and I just grabbed it when I first started getting serious about writing romance because it was easy. The name I’m leaning toward at the moment is J.K. Harper. For young adult, I’m thinking about J.K. Travers or Julie Travers.