Several people that know me personally have asked me why I picked a pen name. There are many reasons that authors chose to use a pen name. A common one is to segregate books for different audiences. So if an author published adult novels in the past under their real name, but is now writing young adult or children's novels, they may use a pen name so that kids searching for their books will not find the adult ones.
That is not why I chose to use a pen name. The reasons I opted to do this are as follows:
So after an exhaustive search I ended up with the name "Cody Leet". Why?
So there you have it. That is why I have a pen name. I hope you like it. I really hope you will someday see it very large on the cover a book.