Hello. I'm new to this forum. I am trying to break into writing and illustrating picture books. I have completed one manuscript/dummy and am working on another. As I'm trying to get published I am thinking more and more about long term marketing and specifically about pen names. I am considering using a pen name because: 1. my name might be too long, hard to spell and remember 2. the web site domain name for my name is already taken (by an unrelated painter/artist - but I don't want to cause confusion) Here are some ideas I am considering: Samantha Marroquin (my real name) Samantha Lynn (just 1st and mddle names) Samantha Graham (mother's maiden name) Samantha Grimes (it is my maiden name, probably not my first pick though) something else that just sounds good Rew Wer (was also a family name, it is short and unusual) I'm open to suggestions. I'd really appreciate your thoughts and ideas.