I’m back to talk about my new author pen name. I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not to start fresh under a new author surname, and I’ve finally decided to move forward with it. There are a few reasons why I considered this, one being that my Brooke Cumberland books are from 7-10 years ago, and while I’ll always love them, my writing has drastically changed. I’ve unpublished half of them and have been re-editing the others. My two best-sellers, Pushing the Limits and The Intern Trilogy, are still available, and two of the ones I’m revising. They’re heavy on the forbidden and billionaire tropes, and while I may write billionaire romance someday in the future, I’m going into a small town romance direction moving forward. Another reason, and the biggest, is because Brooke Cumberland is my legal married name. Since I have a teenage daughter, I don’t want my career/books to somehow affect her as she grows into a young woman, applies to colleges, jobs, and anything else that can be searched coming back to me and what I write. Although I’m a proud romance writer, our society isn’t always an ally, and I’d hate for it to negatively affect her.
When I started publishing ten years ago, my daughter was only 18 months old, and I didn’t know better to use a pen name. Now that I do, I want to make sure it doesn’t follow her since this is the career path I chose, not her. I hope you understand and don’t mind some new steamy small town romance books coming your way under Brooke Montgomery coming soon 🙂
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I hope you’ll follow this next chapter as I continue writing swoony characters who always eventually find their happily ever afters.
See you next time!