I'm a writer from India. I like writing stories based in US. Yes, that's right. Logically, I can't see it happening anywhere else(blame it on Hollywood and american television). My question is whether I should use a pseudonym instead of my real name. The thing is I want to be taken seriously and I'm hoping to find an agent/publisher in US to publish them. Let's admit it, it's likely to raise some prejudices from certain section of readers. They might think how a non-american is able to write stories set in america. I've heard that readers don't read certain genres of books if they are written by the wrong sex, e.g, men writing romances, women writing techno thrillers etc. I'm afraid that might extend to the ethnicity/nationality of the author as well. 1)Would it be okay if use my real name or should I use a pen name? 2)How accepting are the readers in US when it comes to foreign authors writing tales set in america? 3)Is is possible for me find a agent/publisher in US for my stories?(remember, i write stories set in US) Do answer all the questions, please.