What do you think about authors going by their initials, like how JK Rowling and SE Hinton did? I'm seriously considering doing this for the same reason they did. I'm female, my main character is male, and I don't want to lose male readers. I have done research and have found that men prefer to read books by men, while it doesn't really matter to women. Also, for if I do decide this is what I want to do, should I query agents using my initials, or should I use my real name? I read for the most part that you should use your real name, but I just want to make sure. As a side note, my real name is actually universal, but I have never met a guy with my name, and a certain female singer kind of made it a predominately girls name, in my opinion. That's another reason why I think I would rather use my initials.