Arew asked Carol Goodman:

What made you choose to write under a pen name for the fairwick books?

Carol Goodman My publisher suggested it, mostly because the Fairwick books diverged from my previous books and we wanted to differentiate between my "Carol Goodman" books and my "Juliet Dark" books. Personally, I thought there was a common thread between my first seven, non-fantasy books. I have always loved myth and fairy tale, there are themes of myth and fairy tale in my first seven books, so making those myths and fairy tales "real" in the Fairwick books didn't seem such a big stretch. However, it's clear to me from my readers' responses that while some readers happily followed me into the world of Faerie, others prefer the non-fantasy books (and some are happy to read both--YAY!). So maybe the Juliet Dark pseudonym was a good idea. I am deeply grateful for ALL my readers--adult, YA, fantasy, mystery--and hope you'll continue wanting to travel with me. Thanks for asking!

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