I have this friend. He’s written a number of books under his real name, which are geared toward the young adult market. But he’s also written another book under a pen name. That book has some pretty salty language and suggestive situations. Nothing too outrageous, but definitely not for the younger members of his fan base. As one reader said, it’s “nothing you would not see on TV, granted it would be after 9 PM or on cable.”
The problem is that the book has gotten some really great reviews from readers. And, recently, the book won an award (if you count a bronze medal as winning).
So my friend now faces a dilemma. He’s really proud of this book and wants to let everyone know about it. But, he’s been advised to keep his “brand” uncomplicated. What do you think he should do? Should he publicly reveal the title of this questionable material or should he play it safe and keep his pen name a secret?