I'm planning on pursuing a health care career, but I'm concerned that if I put my face and real name to my murder mystery fiction, it could have a negative impact on my health care career if my patients recognize me as the author. Seeing that my fiction would feature crime, death, suffering, and evil, conniving characters inflicting pain, this would, IMO, create an unfavorable and negative perception of myself by my patients. In fact, they may feel nervous and apprehensive. Plus, I think there is especially a stigma associated with such fiction and working in the health care field at the same time. It could harm my reputation and image as a health care worker too. I could remain an anonymous author with a pen name, but that could cause a sense of distrust later on if my mysteries become popular and my fans discover my true identity, not to mention the negative impact it would have on my health care career from the stigma. What are your thoughts on this?