It's time for another Road Trip Wednesday, a blog carnival hosted by the lovely ladies of YA Highway.
This week's question:What would your pseudonym be?
I guess if we want to be technical about it, Jessica Love IS a pseudonym. It's my real name, but it's my maiden name, and in "real life" I go by my married name. So my students don't call me Mrs. Love, because I think that would just be weird. (I'm so glad I started teaching the week after I got married.)
I never liked my name when I was growing up. It was too different, too weird, and everyone always had a comment about it. "I LOVE your name!" they would say, as if they were the first ones to think of that oh-so-original play on words. I hated that I became one of those people who was always known by her first and last name together....JessicaLoooooove (always said like that...every time). I couldn't wait to get married and change my name to something normal.
But then I married my husband who has one of the most common last names on the planet, and I am one of a zillion. I miss my unique last name! I miss being Jessica Love! So even though I think Jessica Love sounds vaguely adult fim star-ish, I'm so glad to be able to reclaim it for my writing identity. And at least it's memorable, right? Plus, WHEN I'm published it will put me right there on the shelf next to the god of YA, David Levithan.
What about you...what would your pseudonym be?