My first book THE ARK is published in the fall of 1978. Unfortunately, the publisher will not let me use my real name because..... #1. men are the primary readers of science fiction and they won't read SF written by a woman and #2. my last name is too ethnic. They want something spacey sounding. We settle on Jarl Szydlow. This was the first and only time I ever used this pseudonym.
Picture from a newspaper article about my first book The Ark