Your Name Is Your Brand

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  1. Gayle Carline
    April 5, 2010

    I confess, before I wrote FREEZER BURN and was just a local columnist and a horse rider and a mom (and probably a juggler), I got into some writer’s groups and social sites and didn’t use my real name. No other reason than whimsy, sadly. So now I’m GeeCarl (as in G. Carline) on some places, and GayleSoo (my middle name is Sue) on others. In my defense, I didn’t stray THAT far from who I am, but I suppose now I wish I’d stuck with being me.

    Gayle Carline (no, really, it’s me now), aka GeeCarl aka GayleSoo.

    P.S. Congrats on your upcoming release! Can’t wait!

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  2. Jane Kennedy Sutton
    April 5, 2010

    I’ve had a similar experience with an author I followed. I started off simply using Jane Sutton but have since discovered there are other writers with the same name. Now I always try to add my maiden name of Kennedy to distinguish me from the others.

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  3. Rebecca
    April 6, 2010

    I promote authors and their books and while I haven’t used any other name on the web I have had people offer to buy my first and last name to use as theirs. Too funny!

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  4. ljsellers
    April 8, 2010

    Gayle, you’re such a good sport. I didn’t mean to out you. Freezer Burn is a good read too.

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  5. Helen Ginger
    April 8, 2010

    I’m guilty of that. I’m MermaidHel on Twitter and my blog is Straight From Hel. Both are plays on my actual name, Helen Ginger. At the time I set things up, I didn’t think about the need to use my name in all places. If I ever get around to setting up a Facebook page, I’ll use my name and maybe open a new Twitter account with my name, if it’s not taken.

    Helen
    Straight From Hel

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