Meg Chambers is the pen name under which I've been writing my Winnie Wilde romance novels. In the future, all Winnie Wilde novels will be published under my real name of Sue Ann Jaffarian.
A woman taking back her real name isn't something new. It happens all the time. Well, I'm taking back my name, my brand, and my power.
For two years I've been publishing my Winnie Wilde romance series under the pen name of Meg Chambers. I did this under the advisement of my agent because at the time I began the series, I was under contract to two traditional publishers and they tend to frown upon authors writing in new genres under the name/brand they feel they control. The worry is that another style of book might interfere with those they sell. At least that's what I'm told.
Here they are, the new covers for RUNNING WILDE and WILDE WOMEN. When the third book comes out shortly after the new year, it will only be known as a Sue Ann Jaffarian book. All books written by me in the future will only have my real name on them. This is MY brand and one I am very proud of.
I'm trusting the reading public to understand that while The Ghost of Granny Apples books are cozy and the Odelia Grey novels are amateur sleuth, one look at the covers of the Winnie books will make it clear that these are steamy romance novels, and adjust their purchases accordingly.
I'm not a cozy writer, or a mystery writer.
I am a writer.
I am a writer.
That means I write a lot of different stuff. And warning, there's a lot of new and different stuff on the horizon, both within and outside of the mystery genre. I have so many ideas for new books and series, my head is about to explode. And only Sue Ann Jaffarian can write those books. And only that name should be on those books.
So buckle up, buttercup. It's going to be a wild and fun ride! That I promise.