Peter Gray is my pen name.
Why would a woman choose to write under a man's name? It is quite simple really, I was inspired by the journeys of the writers Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters.
A masculine pseudonym was the only means of publishing novels in the nineteenth century. Growing up, I used to read of the struggles of women publishing their work anonymously or using a masculine pseudonym. When it came time to publishing Cursed, it felt almost natural for me to go under a man's name.
Unfortunately, due to my involvement in the educational system, it would have been quite impossible for me to publish it under my real name. Do I regret it? No, not really. I enjoy my privacy, and in this day and age it is something to truly treasure. I hope you understand my reasoning of publishing stories under a male's name. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below. I would be delighted to respond to them.