Chanhassen, MN (April 1, 2019) — She may still be an author and suburban mom, but her name is no longer Laura Tiebert.
The co-author of the 2017 biography, The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988 and of the forthcoming book, Crazy Amazing: The Year of Living Like a Prince, announced she is changing her name to an unpronounceable symbol for the month of April, her fourth month of Living Like a Prince.
From now on, the former Laura Tiebert wants to be referred to
It’s unknown whether this is a legal name change or an artistic whim. Only one person knows for sure, and she’s not giving away much detail.
“We don’t know what we’re going to call her,” says her husband Andrew. “We’re working on it. We’re hoping to get official word soon as to what sound we’re supposed to utter.” He shakes his head and adds, “We’re as surprised about this as anyone.”
While this might seem like a publicity stunt, the lack of a spoken word for the symbol doesn’t seem to be bothersome to the former Tiebert.
“I want to move to a new plateau in life, and one of the ways to do that is to divorce myself from the past,” she says, adding, “I’ll get by. I don’t need a name as such, really.”
The Author Formerly Known As Laura went on to state that despite rumors to the contrary, the name change has nothing to do with fighting a book publishing contract, since she has yet to sign with a publisher.
“As soon as I get a publisher, I’m prepared to fight them,” she hurries to add.
Only one thing is certain: For the family, friends and work associates surrounding The Author Formerly Known As Laura, April might be the cruelest month.