Very interesting predicament to be in, albeit a frustrating one Christina Hausauer.
Follow the lead set by other greats I say,
PEN NAME = REAL NAME:
Robert Galbraith = J.K.Rowling
George Orwell = Eric Blair
Mark Twain = Samuel Clemens
If you’ve read the book “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” by Jon Ronson, you’ll follow their lead 😉