Greetings, my friends. The trilogy has a name - The Tiger's Eye series. Yes, series. Because while brainstorming the three books I kept coming back to one character from the third in the trilogy that was never planned. The first was a standalone. Then a character caught my attention. Then another one. And now a fourth. She got short-thrift in the third book and the goddess noticed. So she issued a challenge that the shy character is going to have to steel her spine in order to meet.
I have to finish two origin stories first. One for a secret project (who knew I could keep a secret?) and one for the horror story. It's the epilogue that shows how the painting became so disturbing. Because the final scene was so horrific, I have to make the creation scene compelling but also equally intense. The research has been too much for me to stomach so my nephew approached a neighbour who is also a hunter. It's always good to have help.
I need a pseudonym for the horror story. It's not like anything else I write. I don't want to confuse readers who are used to the voice you read over here. DNe suggested I look at contemporaries of Edgar Allen Poe and see what tweaks my creative radar. Of course, I immediately thought of Raven. It's a good name. It's not creepy though the poem is suspenseful.
What really holds me back though is an excellent short story writer I follow on Twitter - Jesse Raven His writing style is so tight and suspenseful. I look forward to his upcoming compilation. Go check out his website. You'll see why I need a different name. Ravens may flock together but one usually stands out and Jesse is it.
So the search for pseudonym continues. I could possibly keep one half of Keziah Fenton. I'm not sure which half. It's a quest. I love those.
What says horror name to you? Remember, Stephen King is already taken.