Pseudonym Dilemma

As I have explained before, Leigh Townsend is my pseudonym.  Now that I’m jumping back into the publishing quest, I have a small dilemma.

Do I write my query letters as though I am Leigh Townsend?  Or do write with my real name, and find somewhere in the letter to say that I use a pseudonym when writing?

When legal or money stuff is eventually involved, I’ll have to use my legal name.  I’m just not sure when I need to bring it up.

Any suggestions?

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Barb
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 01:53:12

    Agent Rachelle Gardner says to query her with your pen-name. Agent Nathan Bransford doesn’t care. As for me, I’ve added a line at the end of the query saying “I write under the pen-name…” and will use (for e-queries) my “official” e-mail (with my real name)…
    Again, suggestions on the internet are conflicting, so… go with your guts (and follow the single guidelines)! 🙂

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