I’m pleased to announce the early demise of the author David Carthage.
In other words, I’ve been writing this blog under the pen name “David Carthage,” and I published my book, The Jericho River, under the same name. My actual name is David W. Tollen, and going forward, I’ll use that. As you’ll see, the author name has been changed across this blog (except on posts already posted, in the copyright notices and comments).
In case you’re curious, I created the pen name because I’m a lawyer and a law-book author, and I didn’t want to confuse my “brand.” I wanted people who Google “David Tollen” to find my law books and law practice, not my works of history and fantasy — and vice versa. But I’ve decided that’s not as important as I once thought, and I want my real name on all my writing. (Incidentally, my current law book is The Tech Contracts Handbook: Software Licenses and Technology Services Agreements for Lawyers and Businesspeople. If you write or negotiate software, SaaS, cloud computing, or other IT agreements, it’s for you — and it’s as easy to read as this blog.)
This name change coincides with a new edition of The Jericho River. I’ll tell you more about it shortly, but you can see the cover to the right.