Honestly it shouldn’t matter who writes the story because a good story is a good story. I’m sure if people met me they wouldn’t think I was the kind of person to write a lot of what I write. Hopefully people don’t do something stupid and not read his stuff because he’s not a woman.
A popular romance novelist named Jessica Blair, the author of 22 romantic tomes based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, has been unmasked as 89-year-old war grandfather and World War II veteran Bill Spence. When he penned his first 19th century Whitby romance in 1993, he had already written 36 Westerns, a war novel, and one non-fiction book about whaling (dude’s hella versatile). Spence’s publishers advised him that the romance novel’s sales would fare better if he took on a female pen name. Hence, Jessica Blair was born. Spence had no qualms about taking on a female pen name for his novels — via Prolific Romance Novelist Jessica Blair Actually 89-Year-Old Grandpa.