The Art of Science: Day 1

Visit Brain Cells and Bubble Wrap – and remember to leave your email address in a comment – for the beginning.

A lot of people ask me about my name [Ransom Noble], since Vivian brought it up. Some mention the unusual qualities. Others wonder why anyone would choose a pen name, rather than publishing under the given or legal name.

In my head, I still dream like I did as a little girl – of having my books on the shelves in the bookstores. Not once during this dream did those books ever have my legal name on them. Perhaps that sounds weird to most of you, but that was my dream. It still is… but now the books all have the name Ransom Noble on them.

What makes a great choice? Something I’m willing to stick with. This pen name is a brand – it has an audience and for promotion that is what I use. I’m glad it works for most writers to use their real names. I’ve just never been one to follow the crowd.


  1. Jamie said,

    20 May 2009 at 09:15

    I often wish I was creative enough to write under a pen name. I always said if I wrote romance it would have to be under a pseudonym.

  2. Elysabeth said,

    20 May 2009 at 17:25

    Good luck with your tour, Ransom and hope you get lots of followers and readers – E 🙂

  3. Dawn Embers said,

    20 May 2009 at 19:08

    Oops. Forgot my email.

    I like the idea of using a pen name because I write in so many different genres and such. Think it will come in handy. I’ve actually gotten used to being called “Dawn” by now.

  4. Vivian said,

    23 May 2009 at 07:36

    Just a note that the link for today’s (Saturday’s) stop in the schedule doesn’t work — leads to a page with this blog’s heading and a message that the page couldn’t be found.


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