Yes, Elizabeth Rose is an alias. Yes, I have been comfortably published using my real name for several years now. So why start publishing under a different name?
Because I’m writing differently. I will continue to publish my poetry under my real name- because those are my real feelings, subject to change just as my poet name will change as I marry or divorce or go through a mid-life crisis in which I want to be called just Buttercup.
Fiction is a bit trickier. Sure, I’m still putting a lot of my feelings into everything that I am writing. But they’re more carefully worded. Better trimmed. Placed in the context of foreign situations and into the bodies of made-up characters. It comes out of a core part of me that doesn’t change as dynamically as the poetic part of me does. So I chose a part of my name (yes, my alias is part of my real name) that would never change. And I will publish all fiction projects under this same name.
I hope I haven’t confused anyone too much.