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Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments 15.9 - What's in a name?
In honor of Charlotte Brontë (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) who wrote under the pen name Currer Bell...Read a novel published under a pseudonym or pen name. When posting this task - create and share a pen name that you might use if you were a writer. Explain why you would choose that name.

If you need suggestions OR have suggestions for books to read for this task post them here.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments Can someone list some suggestions for me please


message 3: by Nicole (last edited Feb 26, 2010 02:38PM) (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella's real name.


message 4: by Melissa (last edited Feb 17, 2010 02:45PM) (new)

Melissa | 198 comments Richard Bachman was a pen name for Stephen King
R.D. Zimmerman was a pen name for Robert Alexander
JD Robb is a pen name for Nora Roberts
Carolyn Keene, Laura Hope, and Franklin W. Dixon are all pen names
Andre Norton is a pen name also, though I forget her real name
A.N. Roquelaure is a pen name for Anne Rice (warning: these are very ADULT novels!)




message 5: by Donna Jo (new)

Donna Jo Atwood | 3157 comments There are a number of web sites when you type in "list of author pseudonyms". Here are the first three listed:
http://www.myunicorn.com/pseudo/pseud...
www.trussel.com/books/pseudo.htm
www.monmouthcountylib.org/AuthorPsued...



message 6: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments George Orwell is a pseudonym.


message 7: by Rach (new)

Rach (rachlovestv) | 263 comments Cait wrote: "George Orwell is a pseudonym."

Oh, that is excellent news! I still need to read Animal Farm. :)


message 8: by Jenna (new)

Jenna | 84 comments Rachel wrote: "Cait wrote: "George Orwell is a pseudonym."

Oh, that is excellent news! I still need to read Animal Farm. :)"


That is good news! I've been wanting to read 1984.


message 9: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments Both excellent books. :o)


message 10: by Ellen (new)

Ellen (missellen82) | 221 comments This site also has a list of author pseudonyms http://www.xs4all.nl/~embden11/Engels...


message 11: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments "Fantasy In Death" by JD Robb (the new Eve and Roarke) comes out on Feb. 23rd -- perfect timing for this!


message 12: by Cait (new)

Cait Poytress (caitertot) | 662 comments How could I forget Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain? And the wonderful Flann O'Brien?

Also:
Agatha Christie
George Eliot
O. Henry



message 13: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Kate Brian (a Young Adult author) is the psdeunoym for Kieran Scott.


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) I am reading a book by Mark Twain, my favorite author of all time!


message 15: by Sara ♥ (last edited Feb 17, 2010 07:34PM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Rachel Hawthorne is really Lorraine Heath
Julia Quinn is really Julia Pottinger
Jenny Carroll is really Meg Cabot (you might be able to find an old copy of Shadowland or When Lightning Strikes (both are #1 in their series) at your library—more likely When Lightning Strikes. They've been re-released under her real name, but you'd need to get an old copy to count it...


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TMBookluvr (tmb1981) | 285 comments 1984 is great! haven't read animal farm yet. supposed to be great


message 17: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I really need to read 1984. I had it slated for Fall and then gave up before I read it! I think that is my choice for this one!


message 18: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Nicole wrote: "I really need to read 1984. I had it slated for Fall and then gave up before I read it! I think that is my choice for this one!"

1984 is one of my favorite books!


Lyn (Readinghearts) (lsmeadows) Go with 1984. It is great!!


message 20: by Asho (new)

Asho | 189 comments Victoria Holt is a pen name for Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (what a mouthful...not wonder she used a pen name!) I think I'm going to go with one of her mysteries. I haven't read one since I was a teenager but I remember enjoying them.


message 21: by Katie (new)

Katie (katieisallbooked) | 263 comments I'm probably going to read something by Agatha Christie for this one. My sister-in-law borrowed my copy of Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham/Sophie Kinsella and she hasn't given it back yet. *pouts in corner*

;)


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 2916 comments I read 1984, I wasn't too crazy about that book.


message 24: by Deedee (last edited Feb 22, 2010 12:51PM) (new)

Deedee | 1994 comments Here's a short list of pen names:
Pen name: Anthony, Piers / Real Name: Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob
Pen name: Atwell, Sarah / Real Name: Sheila Connolly.
Pen name: Douglass, Sara / Real Name: Sara Warneke
Pen name: Frost, P. R. / Real Name: Irene Radford
Pen name: Grayson, Katherine (romance) / Real Name: Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (science fiction and fantasy)
Pen Name: Haddam, Jane / Real Name: Papazoglou, Orania (mystery)
Pen Name: Holt, Victoria / Real Name: Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert
Pen name: Kinsella, Sophie / Real Name: Madeleine Wickham
Pen name: Quinn, Julia / Real Name: Julia Pottinger
Pen name: Shute, Neville /Real Name: Nevil Shute Norway
Pen name: Tiptree, Jr., James /Real Name: Alice Bradley Sheldon
Pen name: Twain, Mark / Real Name: Samuel Clemens



message 25: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments Katie wrote: "I'm probably going to read something by Agatha Christie for this one. My sister-in-law borrowed my copy of Cocktails for Three by Madeline Wickham/Sophie Kinsella and she hasn't given..."
Oh, great idea! For some reason I have gotten into AC re-reads, and this is another place to stick one it! Squee!! It also opens up the new JD Robb to go elsewhere.



message 26: by Megan (new)

Megan Anderson (ms_anderson) | 1481 comments What if it's two authors writing under a single name? For example, "Elisabeth Meg" is the pseudonym for Elisabeth Wenning Goepp and Margaret Webb Sanders.


message 27: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (jennyauer) | 0 comments J K Rowling is a pen name for Joanne Murray


message 28: by kiki (new)

kiki (keekers) | 821 comments Isak Dinesen is really Karen Blixen. Out of Africa is fabulous! :)


message 29: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Ms Anderson wrote: "What if it's two authors writing under a single name? For example, "Elisabeth Meg" is the pseudonym for Elisabeth Wenning Goepp and Margaret Webb Sanders."
That's fine.


message 30: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Cynthia wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "What if it's two authors writing under a single name? For example, "Elisabeth Meg" is the pseudonym for Elisabeth Wenning Goepp and Margaret Webb Sanders."
That's fine."


Does that mean I can read P.J. Tracy?


message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen) (vampsita) Kim Harrison is the pen name for high fantasy author Dawn Cook.


message 32: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "What if it's two authors writing under a single name? For example, "Elisabeth Meg" is the pseudonym for Elisabeth Wenning Goepp and Margaret Webb Sanders."
That..."

Yes


message 33: by Fiona (Titch) (new)

Fiona (Titch) Hunt (titch) Cynthia wrote: "Fiona (Titch) wrote: "Cynthia wrote: "Ms Anderson wrote: "What if it's two authors writing under a single name? For example, "Elisabeth Meg" is the pseudonym for Elisabeth Wenning Goepp and Margare..."

Brillant, means another 1 bites the dust lol.


Sarah (Mood Reader) (bookworm1887) | 467 comments One I found that I haven't seen mentioned is Julie Garwood has the pen name of Emily Chase.


message 35: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Asho wrote: "Victoria Holt is a pen name for Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert (what a mouthful...not wonder she used a pen name!) I think I'm going to go with one of her mysteries. I haven't read one since I was..."

She also used:
Jean Plaidy
Phillipa Carr

(Quoted from the Goodreads Author blurb...)
Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about 200 historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. She chose to use various names because of the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt (56 million) and Philippa Carr (3 million). Lesser known were the novels Hibbert published under her maiden name Eleanor Burford, or the pseudonyms of Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow and Ellalice Tate. Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities.
-Wikipedia


message 36: by Krista (last edited Feb 23, 2010 08:43AM) (new)

Krista (kacey14) Jane Ann Krentz uses 7 pen names!

(Quoted from Goodreads Author blurb...)

Now, Jayne Ann Castle Krentz with her seven pennames is considered a pillar in the contemporary romance genre. For some years, she only uses three pennames for each of three different periods from time: "Jayne Ann Krentz" (her married name) from the present, "Jayne Castle" (her birth name) from the future and her most famous penname: "Amanda Quick" from the past. She is famous for her work ethic, beginning her writing by 7 am six days a week. Her heroins never are damsels in hardships, they are often heroes. Her novels also contain mystery or paranormal elements.

Pseudonym(s):
Jayne Ann Krentz
Jayne Castle
Amanda Quick
Stephanie James
Jayne Bentley
Jayne Taylor
Amanda Glass


message 37: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Jennifer wrote: "Kim Harrison is the pen name for high fantasy author Dawn Cook."

Cool, I have one of her books sitting on my bookshelf right now. Maybe I'll get it worked into this quarters challenge! Thanks for the info.


message 38: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Donna Jo wrote: "There are a number of web sites when you type in "list of author pseudonyms". Here are the first three listed:
http://www.myunicorn.com/pseudo/pseud...
www.trussel.com/books/pseudo.htm
www...."


Thanks for posting the links Donna Jo, there were some new names on some of those lists for me! I didn't realize that Elizabeth Peters was a penname. (Just to name one of the discoveries!)


message 39: by Usako (new)

Usako (bbmeltdown) | 1341 comments I never realized Amanda Quick was a pen name but should have! It's a lil typical for the romance realm to use pennames. Now for me to investigate the authors on my TBR.


message 40: by Kate (new)

Kate (klc23) | 162 comments Would Sting count as a psuedonym? His real name is Gordon Sumner.

Also it looks like Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford. Does that count as a psuedonym?


message 41: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia (pandoraphoebesmom) | 1378 comments Kate wrote: "Would Sting count as a psuedonym? His real name is Gordon Sumner.

Also it looks like Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford. Does that count as a psuedonym?"

Yes and Yes


message 42: by Bridgit (new)

Bridgit | 515 comments Jennifer wrote: "Kim Harrison is the pen name for high fantasy author Dawn Cook."

OH WOW! I had no idea that was a pen name! She is one of my favorites. I was going to try to sneak that in somehow, even if it was just the reading in bed task, becuase I just bought her new book yesterday!

Thanks Jennifer!


message 43: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments So let me make sure I got this straight. As new tasks come up, I have been having cause to shuffle things around. I am moving 1984 to another task and moving Twenties Girl: A Novel to this task. This works because Sophie Kinsella is the pen name of Madeleine Wickham.

I have that straight, right? Because someone else mentioned reading a book by Wickham, but her pen name is actually Kinsella, NOT Wickham.

Correct?


message 44: by Sara ♥ (last edited Feb 26, 2010 02:11PM) (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Sophie Kinsella is her pen name, yes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madelein...


message 45: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Sara ♥ wrote: "Sophie Kinsella is her pen name, yes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madelein..."

I read the same. I bring it up because people have Wickham books listed for that task and I wanted to make sure I wasn't all messed up!

Okay. So I did some shuffling to get another "preferred book" in and now Twenties Girl: A Novel will be my book for this task. Just picked it up from the library today! Will probably read less than half on Sunday! :)


message 46: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Well... the task very clearly states that the book has to be published under the pseudonym, so..... All you Wickham people need to switch!! ;)


message 47: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I just realized that I am the one who mentioned the Wickham/Kinsella thing and the way I stated it was misleading/confusing. I apologize! :(


message 48: by Ashley FL (new)

Ashley FL | 732 comments Kathryn wrote: "Kate Brian (a Young Adult author) is the psdeunoym for Kieran Scott."Kathryn, you were the first on my "friends of friends" list, so I started "Private" (one of your 5* reads) today. I LOVE IT!! Now I've had to stop and put it down until Monday. It's killing! I also need to figure out how to get the other ten (gulp) in that series to fit into the challenge!


message 49: by Krista (new)

Krista (kacey14) Ayn Rand is the pen name for Alisa Rosenbaum


message 50: by Kate (new)

Kate (kathrynlouwca) | 1028 comments Ashley wrote: "Kathryn wrote: "Kate Brian (a Young Adult author) is the psdeunoym for Kieran Scott."Kathryn, you were the first on my "friends of friends" list, so I started "Private" (one of your 5* reads) today..."

The next book comes out at the beginning of March! Good luck fitting them all in! I love this series and I am glad you are enjoying them!


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