But, in order to try to aim for as much separation as possible, my agent recommended I change my name. This turned into a lengthy conversation surrounding strategy. I mean, if "Jaime Wright" suddenly became "Katherine Potter", you would all be quite confused, right? ;)
So, we played around with different possibilities, different name transitions, the what-ifs of that name over this name, and my only personal issue of: but my name is actually Jaime Wright! Slight identity crisis going on.
It turned into a simple fix, really. One that I've embraced and actually am coming to really love because it truly emphasizes my personality. And why wouldn't it? It's the nickname I've carried for quite some time: "Jaime Jo".
So in true writerly fashion, we added the "Jo" to my name and it will be changed on my first release's cover and any going forward. It's an easy change to make, and isn't as shocking as say, the name my daughter and I came up with as a possibility: Ambrosia Charlotte Reminisia Mergatroyd.
Have you ever had to change a part of you that you feel reflects your identity?
COMING SOON! March 2016, "The Cowgirl's Lasso", The Cowboy Bride's Novella Collection from Barbour Publishing
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