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Oct 30, 2017

Writer Mom Life Episode 9: Joanne Macgregor and Pen names


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>>Joanne Macgregor is what’s known as a hybrid author – she has books out with traditional publishers as well as self-published books. Her most recent, The Law of Tall Girls, falls into the latter category, and we talk a bit about her inspiration for it, as well as a few of her thoughts on marketing and Facebook for her indie works. Joanne is at a point with her writing that she is down to part-time at her non-writing job as a psychologist and it was interesting to find out how the two jobs can influence each other.

In the first international episode, we talk about:

  • Her definition(s) of success - Her writing schedule
  • The universal theme of her new book
  • The importance of Facebook author groups
  • Her feelings on NaNoWriMo
  • Psychology and storytelling overlap
  • Her choice to not use a pen name
  • An important message for moms: you are more!


In the tips, J. R. talks about pen names, who might find one useful, and why most people probably don’t need one.