Thanks. Conrad Zero is not my real name. It carries over from when I was playing in bands like Jagged Spiral. I work a day job as a mild-mannered I.T. guy, and I didn't want H.R. (or my coworkers, boss etc) to know I was front man for an alt-rock band. LOL
It seemed obvious for me to use the stage name as a pen name for my writing career, essentially for the same reason. Not sure how they'd react if they discovered that I write horror stories, so I'm just keep the secret identity a secret. Plus, Conrad Zero is easy to remember and spell!