There has been some confusion about my name recently, with reporters writing that my true surname is Sanders. Trail is infact my true surname. It is the name I was born with, and the name on my original birth certificate. Without going into a long-winded explanation, my name was changed to Sanders in childhood when my mother married and I have since changed it back.
So just to clarify, Trail is not a made-up name, but is my real surname passed down from my maternal grandmother, to whom I dedicated the book.