I decided on a pen name for my fiction in part because there’s already a published author named Brad Wilcox who has quite the following. He’s a religious kid’s book author and public speaker whom I know very little about, but he has a very strong online presence.
So I decided to change it up completely so there would be no confusion. Plus, it’s kind of great to simply create a new identity for yourself. You should try it.
FYI, there’s a porn actor named Brad Wilcox too, and some of my IMDB credits have ended up on his page. That’s why I added the C. to my acting name. But I felt as an author, adding an initial wasn’t enough.
Here is my website for Tristram Lowe.