It's always interesting to listen to people discuss your novel and the choices you made (including why I am published in the UK under the name Matthew Green). This video review for Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend was both positive and fascinating to lis
The real reason for the name change in the UK was publisher request. There was concern that my last name might offend British sensibilities, so I opted for Green, which is my wife's maiden name.
While changing an author's name for international publishing is not uncommon (apparently most American authors named Randy use their first initial and middle name in the UK), authors like Philip K. Dick seem to be doing quite well despite his name.
In retrospect, I think I should've pushed back harder on this issue.