What’s in a name? Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. If true, then perhaps I would be the same person if I had a different moniker.

What’s in a name? Shakespeare wrote that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.   If true, then perhaps I would be the same person if I had a different moniker.  
As it is, I answer to many names.  I was born Lee Ann Sontheimer and when I married some twenty odd years ago, I tacked Murphy onto the end for my professional byline. I wanted to keep the continuity of the writings I had done prior to marriage and although it’s been said I have the longest name in the romance business, I’m proud to use my full name.  In everyday life, however, I’m Lee Ann Murphy and at school, I’m Mrs. Murphy.  Although I prefer to be called Lee Ann, my first and middle names, I am officially Lee on some documents although I seldom answer to it.  

Read the complete story in the Jan. 25 print edition of the Neosho Daily News.