This story reminded me of this perfectly happy person I used to work with until the circa 1992. Her name was Aimee Fischer. She spent a lot of time over the next two years saying, “No, not THAT Amy Fisher, and I spell my name differently!”
Check out the following interview from Galley Cat
“Meet Harper Perennial editor Stephanie Meyers. She has blond hair, an obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and reserves her editing pen for nonfiction books, not writing vampire novels. If you look closely, you will see that her name is only two letters off from the name of Twilight‘s famous author.
However, if you want to find her on Google, you need to be very specific with your keywords. When asked if she would do an interview, the editor responded: “I’d love to talk to you about my name doppelganger situation—anything to reclaim a tiny piece of the Google search pie.”
Our interview follows below…
Q: So Ms. Stephanie Meyers, can you please spell you name for me?
Q: Have you got a funny anecdote about the connection with your name and the Hachette author that the whole world kind of knows about?
A: Well it was funny, I think the first time it really hit home, I got a phone call on my work line and someone said ‘Is this Stephenie Meyer’s?’ and I said ‘Yes’ and they’re like ‘Oh my God! I can’t believe I’m talking to you!’ And I was confused because you know, I think I’m awesome but most of the rest of the world doesn’t know that much about me and then after ‘Oh, oh, you mean the vampire novelist…’”
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