You may wonder why I chose to write under the name Crookham.
Many people assume I’m too nice to steal.
Many people assume I’m too nice to eat meat. (Especially cute pigs.)
These are the reasons I write as Ashley Crookham:
The name Crookham comes from my grandfather. He had one sister and two daughters and therefore our branch of the Crookham tree ended when his children married and took their husbands’ names. My grandparents were and are so important to me. Although I grew up and married and took my husband’s name I knew if I ever became an author I wanted to extend the Crookham branch just a bit. It was one of the reasons I strove to finish Virtue Chasm.
Now you know too.
What role do family names play in your life?