Google, the most important search engine on the entire internet, and authors want to be on it. They want to be the first search item listed when their name is searched. The number one link should be an author’s website or blog. But sometimes, names aren’t exclusive to the author. They’re not always unique. Sometimes they’re surprising.
There are a lot of people named Jean Davis, and many of them have obituaries. At least I show up on page one as my author self. Yay for Google.
Going by my real name, I can’t find myself at all — there are too many of me. Going by my pen name (which is just an adaptation of my real name), I only find my works and the blogs I’ve posted…
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