I’m in a real conundrum about my name. Officially, it is Anne Greenwood Brown. Before I was married it was Anne Greenwood Smith. Greenwood is my grandmother’s maiden name, and I’ve always felt it gave a little “color” to an otherwise generic sounding name. Obviously, when I got married I didn’t want to be Anne Smith Brown. Boooorrrrring.
In the last week, since the whole book deal announcement, I’ve noticed my name popping up in many different ways. Goodreads has me as “Anne Greenwood Brown,” my agent’s website has me as “Anne Brown,” and Publisher’s Weekly referred to me as “Anne G. Brown.” Clearly, there has to be some consistency–and soon!
My editor votes for Anne Brown because my whole name would have to be very small to fit on a book cover, but she’s leaving it up to me and Jacquie. There are other Anne Browns out there on Amazon (not writing my kind of book, but there it is).
Any opinions on which way to go? I’m having a real identity crisis here.