By Sage Merriman
What’s in a Name? Questions? Comments?
The story behind this pen name is probably obvious: Sage meaning wise. Merriman meaning a happy or fun-loving man.
Together: a wise and happy man.
Am I these two things - wise and happy? Probably not (and if or when I am, it’s seldom on the same day).
But I aspire to be both.
And, as an author, I have the power to edit and reflect - and come closer....
It’s tempting to try....
And gender aside, wise and happy describes the kind of author I’d like my kids and grandkids to read.
Why Use a Pen Name at All?
I have aspirations to write not only for young readers but for adults. Not only fiction but several kinds of nonfiction.
I don’t want to mask my identity (full name Ryan Lee Petty); but I think it may be useful for readers if I establish a persona.
Maybe two or three, in time for different types of books - for different audiences - but each persona (pen name) tied to me.
For now, let me suggest we use email. I am happy to share more and will try to be wise, if you write:
Sage [at] [drum roll...] SageMerriman [dot] com.
The first of the Sage Merriman books will be published next week here on Amazon.