Fionnuala Kearney pronounced FINOOLA CARNEY discovered, age six, that she had in fact been christened Ann. That's Ann with no 'e'. Her parents decided, for some reason to address her by her second name. Go figure.
Earning a llving meant working in property. She was for many years a home search agent (like Phil and Kirstie without the cameras) before deciding she didn't really need money and opted to take up writing seriously. That was four years ago and three unpublished novels later, she realises money was really quite a nice thing and without the support of her hubster, she would be eating toilet paper.
She tells him, publication and fame are only a matter of time. She has not mentioned how long and assures him that the only reason she has not yet been snapped up by a major publisher is that they simply can't fit her name on the spine. He has suggested adopting a pseudonym such as Ann Kent. Easy, pronounceable, no unnecessary vowels and should place her right next to Marion Keyes in Waterstones. She quite likes this idea :)