Yes, it’s very easy to choose the wrong pen name and of course, I had to find that out the hard way. I picked what I thought was a lovely name, it flowed nicely together and even had family ties. I pictured the name on the cover of my first novel spread tall and wide across the bottom. Skye Gray. I established a web domain, twitter feed and facebook account. It wasn’t until I went to the Algonkian Retreat & Writers Workshop that I realized I had made a huge mistake. The leader of the program asked why I’m using the pen name Skye Gray and writing Suspense/Thrillers? I never thought about the name and how it worked with the genre I write. Right away I understood what he was saying, Skye Gray is great if you’re writing Romance or Erotica but not Suspense. I needed to come up with a name that was intriguing, interesting, captivating, curious. Welcome, Selah Gray (pronounced Say-lah).
Written by Selah Gray
Since I was a little girl, I have always dreamed of writing a novel. Last summer, I decided to begin that journey. Although, just with thoughts, ideas, and chicken scratch in my journal, the tires began to turn. This year, I have made the commitment to work on my passion and pursue my dream. I know that a long road is ahead, but I look forward to the ride. There is never a perfect time, so I have set all of my excuses aside. I bet you are wandering, who is Selah Gray? I am using a pen name to separate my professional business career from my personal ambitions. Yes, this is just a weekend and evening adventure. Why I am I sharing this with you? To be successful at anything, you must build a support system of great friends. Please like my page and continue to encourage me. https://www.facebook.com/selahgray or twitter @selahgray