Lana Pawcel - the untold story.
The Lana Pawcel story goes back to my earliest short story.
This (unknown outside of a few friends) story was written as a jokey introduction for three friends. The concept of the story is about a writer who wished to be known, but not recognized. Hence, the anagram for a name.
The funny part of the story is that the friends all enjoyed her writing. It wasn't until the end when they realized that their friend - Alan Place - was writing under a penname.
The character Lana emerged in the second book of the Chronicles of Mark Johnson when it was revealed that she and P.A. Canella had been ghostwriters for each other for years. Nobody knew as their stories were emailed to the publishers.
Lana disappeared as a character after book 3 of the Chronicles series and did not appear again until she gets a mention in The Lodge and A Homecoming Special Edition. When the question is raised, will she write another erotic romance?
Lana had a brief spell as a writer. She began her writing with erotic romance Sexual Explosions, to be followed by The Love of the Sea, and ending with Ghosts don't dance.
An amusing afterword goes with her name. I was on the German site Bookrix for several months, and one man I had been talking to never got the joke of Lana's name. Until I explained, it is an anagram of mine.
In the beginning, I wrote under her name so my stories would not be directly related to the charity books I was writing for the Peacock Writers.
These days, I write under my name as I have no reputation to damage.