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  • Many famous authors wrote using pen-names or were “ghost writers” for professional reasons … John Le Carre springs to mind as one.

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  • The writers all write under pen-names, so while we do not know their identities, they do share with us the fact that they are college students.

    Rare Diversions: A Blog Rooted in the Classical Liberal Arts and Two Other Blogs of Note

  • Kate Norway was the popular pen-name of Olive Norton (nee Claydon, 1913-1973) who regularly wrote three hospital romances and two crime novels a year, many appearing under pen-names (Norway, Bess Norton, Hilary Neal).

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Did he simply move on and write under other pen-names?

    Richard Conroy

  • Elizabeth Adeline McElfresh (1918- ) was a prolific American romance writer under a variety of pen-names (Jennifer Blair, John Cleveland, Jane Scott, Elizabeth Wesley) who specialised in the Doctor/Nurse romance genre.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • As a reader, if all the books I like best turned out to be written by women writing under men's pen-names, or written by men writing under women's pen-names, it would make not one iota of difference to me whatsoever.

    MIND MELD: Is There Gender Imbalance in Genre Fiction Publishing?

  • He wrote a whole bunch of crime novels and Westerns under both his own and various pen-names, and I was more than somewhat amused to learn, while recently 'googling', that at least one of them was banned in Ireland!

    Crimefest IV: How to make a classic movie for £7,000

  • I'm sure Todd Mason could give you the entire crazed history of it, and he might even know if Rosenquest and Thompson were real people or just pen-names for Ellison and Silverberg, who apparently wrote most of the stories for this publication.

    Archive 2010-04-18

  • Edward and his wife Ann (nee Hildebrant) had six sons, all of whom became landscape painters, and to differentiate their work, three of the children adopted pen-names under which to work: two of them worked under their last Christian names (S. R. Percy, Arthur Gilbert) and Henry John Boddington adopted his wife's surname.

    Amy Dora Reynolds [Mrs. Fred Reynolds]

  • For behind these pen-names — eighteen or nineteen of them — stood a single bland-faced, sharp-tongued teenager, whose real name was Cyril Kornbluth.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Explorers - C. M. Kornbluth

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  • it's kind of a writer's alias

    April 23, 2010