Sunday, September 21, 2014

Life After Bullies: Change Your Name

Well, it's no secret that I recently suffered a massive heart attack. Just another dance with the angel of death for me. I've had a few dances with him in my life. I'm also pretty confident that I have disappointed many bullies too by surviving. I know how badly they wish me dead. That aside, I do have an announcement to make.

Prior to the heart attack, and I won't reveal when or how long ago exactly, but I released a book under a different name. It was a story that I had written many years ago and decided to release however, I wanted to do an experiment of sorts and see what would happen if I released it under a new name and sure enough, it is doing quite well. In fact, a few of the bullies have actually given it five and or four stars with glowing reviews.

Imagine that!

Not that I really want their money, but I think it's kind of funny, don't you? 

So to this point, I would say that my experiment is something of a moderate success. Maybe this is how victims of these bullies can get around them, by changing your author name. I have noticed several other authors who were victimized by them do the same thing and reporting increased book sales, so .... good for them. Hell, good for all of us, right? 

Even before my heart attack, you may have noticed a decrease in my posts on my other blog, and of course, here on The Glass. That's because I have been focused on my other "name" sake and blog related to that new author name. I have also been roaming Goodreads with that new author identity also. Although, I haven't been as active as I was before when I was on there as Carroll Bryant. Besides, whatever sales I am getting isn't really coming from Goodreads as much as it is coming from the bullies and their good reviews of my work. 

But again, for any other author who may have suffered at the hands of the bullies, perhaps you should consider the ultimate revenge ...... and publish some books under a different name. Now that you know how the bullies work, it should be easier to manipulate them into buying into your work as a different author. I say, if you can pull it off, then take full advantage of it. 

Just thought I would let you know, in case any of you would like to try the same thing. 

I'm Carroll Bryant .... and this is The Looking Glass.


  1. I am sorry to hear about your health and happy to know you are still here. Follow the doctor's orders! It's sad that author must change their name to escape bully detection and yet what you did was a smart move!

  2. Hi Carroll!

    I'm sorry to hear about your health and hope you're feeling better!

    I had two books out but they did poorly, and am changing my name, too.

    Here's to a new life!



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