Kyle G. Roesler
I took an extra course in high school focused on creative writing with the goal of publishing short fiction in a magazine. That goal was not met, but I enjoyed the focus on plotting and crafting stories for an hour every weekday.
I first used the pseudonym Mary Jane when I was a freshman at Harvey Mudd College and started writing a weekly column for the student paper, The Muddraker. Being a shy, reserved youth, I felt I would be more forthright using a pseudonym. Since 80% of the students were male, a woman's name garnered more attention. And, the name Mary Jane seemed nicely disreputable. I initially published novels using this pseudonym, but I feared that readers might shun me just because of the name (figuring I was just writing about drugs). So, I retired my pseudonym in 2017 and rebranded my early novels using my real name, Kyle G. Roesler.
I have self-published multiple novels (more all the time) and one collection of short stories. I call myself, "The greatest living American writer no one has ever heard of," thinking that's a clever disparaging nickname. I admit I may be wrong about the clever part.
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