My Pen Name Came from my Grandmothers
Both my grandmothers were born in the 1870s. Grandmother Gray had two years of college and was a school teacher in Arizona before she married. Grandmother Hall also had some college and was a school teacher in Washington State before she married. Both were intelligent and limited in their options as women. I wonder what they'd have accomplished if born a century later.
My pen name, Patricia Grayhall is in honor of my grandmothers.