E/Not E

E/Not E by Kelly BulkeleyThere are two variant spellings of my last name, Bulkeley and Bulkley, both of which trace back to the Reverend Peter Bulkeley, a Protestant who left England in 1635 and founded a new church community in what became Concord, Massachusetts. My father comes from a family branch that dropped out the first “e.” I now use the additional “e,” hence the different spellings of my last name and my mother’s in Dreaming Beyond Death. However, I co-wrote The Zodiac with my brother Alex using the “not e” version.