Deception?

I discovered today that the writer of the Circle of Three books (young adult Wicca series) is not a woman named Isobel Bird…but a guy named Michael Thomas Ford. That just disturbs me. Not that they were written by a man. But why did they want to hide the fact? Is it because he was “a gay American author of primarily gay-themed literature”?

I’m not sure what to think of all this.