U.K. novelist Anna Maxted began writing under the nom de plume Sasha Blake after constant pressure from publishers, readers and even her own sister grew to be too much.
After JK Rowling was outed this week for being the Robert Galbraith behind The Cuckoo's Calling
, Maxted published a defense of the pen name
in The Telegraph.
She speaks to Jian about her decision to write under another name and the challenges new writers face in the publishing game.