Thursday Thirteen #28
Hello folks. It’s that time again. For this week’s Thursday Thirteen I thought I’d take a look at Pseudonyms, and the authors hidden behind them. It’s always fun to know who really wrote a book, eh? I did a bit of research over at the Biography Resource Center (my favorite database, as you have no doubt gathered by this time.)
One author that I did not add to my list is Carolyn Keene. For the record, Ms. Keene is actually a corporate author, and several folks have written under that name over the years. Well, I hope you find my list useful. Enjoy!
13 Pseudonyms and their Corresponding Authors:
1. Richard Bachman (Stephen King) – He has also written under the names “Eleanor Druse,” “Steve King,” and “John Swithen.”
2. Elizabeth Peters (Barbara Mertz) – Another popular pseudonym of this author is “Barbara Michaels.”
3. Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler) – Mr. Handler has written a few books for adults under his own name. Did you know that he was from San Francisco?
4. Jenny Carroll (Meg Cabot) – Ms. Cabot also writes under the names “Patricia Cabot” and “Meggin Cabot.”
5. Alisa Craig (Charlotte MacLeod) – Ms. MacLeod also wrote under the name “Matilda Hughes.”
6. Victoria Holt (Eleanor Hibbert) – Ms. Hibbert is also known as: “Eleanor Burford,” “Philippa Carr,” “Elbur Ford,” “Kathleen Kellow,” “Jean Plaidy,” and “Ellalice Tate.” *whew* Shame she wasn’t prolific or anything.
7. Paul French (Isaac Asimov) – Asimov also used the pseudonym “George E. Dale.”
8. Monica Ferris (Mary Pulver Kuhfeld) – Ms. Kuhfeld is also known as “Mary Monica Pulver.” Her Peter Brichter series is one of my favorites.
9. J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) – Did you know that she was once rejected by Harlequin?
10. Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) – Charlotte outlived all of her siblings. *sniffle*
11. Steffie Hall (Janet Evanovich) – Did you know that Mrs. Evanovich has a Bachelor’s degree in art? It took a while, but she finally decided that Painting was not the career for her.
12. Anne Rampling (Anne Rice) – Did you know that her birth name was “Howard Allen O’Brien”? She has also written under the name “A. N. Roquelaure.”
13. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) – Mr. Clemens also wrote under the names “Sieur Louis de Conte” and “Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass.”