Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brand me, baby--veinglory

I have a game for all you authors out there wondering about your 'branding'. To me branding is something that involves two horses, a rope and a campfire. But we are told that authors should have a "brand". So how do you know if you have one?

I am looking for 10 author volunteers to write their pen names in a reply to this post. Tomorrow I will post the first ten who reply with a request for all readers to respond to each pen name saying.

1) When you read this pen name what is the first thing you think?
2) Have you heard of this author?
3) Have you read any of their work?

Then send these replies to me at veinglory at gmail.com and I will share them anonymously with everyone (so you can be utterly frank without those embarrassing repurcussions).

Who wants to play?


  1. Angelia Sparrow

    (not a pen name, but what I publish under)

  2. Jill Noelle9:54 PM

    Jill Noelle

  3. That's 10

    Tune on tomorrow when you'll hear Miss Piggy say....

  4. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.

  5. Probably a good thing this happened while UK authors were in bed asleep, or I'd have had the opportunity to learn how many people associate my name with "motormouth"...

  6. Oh, I'm too late. Ciar Cullen. Dang.