Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #9




A week or so ago, I noticed someone listing author pseudonyms.
I decided to go back in time and bring you some oldies, but goodies.

Thirteen Author Pseudonyms You Might Not Know!


I'll list the authors name first and then the pen names.

1. Sandra Brown--Laura Jordan, Erin St. Claire and Rachel Ryan.

2. Barbara Delinsky--Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass.

3. Dorothy Garlock--Johanna Phillips and Dorothy Phillips.

4. Suzanne Guntrum--Suzanne Simmons and Suzanne Simms.

5. Eleanor Hibbert--Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy and Phillipa Carr.

6. Tom Huff--Jennifer Wilde, Beatrice Parker and Edwina Marlow.

7. Jack Pearl--Stephanie Blake.

8. Fayrene Preston--Jaelyn Conlee.

9. Carla Neggers--Amalia James.

10. Candace Camp--Kristin James, Lisa Gregory and Sharon Stephens.

11. Tom and Sharon Curtis--Robin James and Laura London.

12. Rosemary Rogers--Marina Mayson.

13. And last, but not least, one of my favorite authors...Jayne Ann Krentz! Writing as Jayne Castle, Jayne Bentley, Jayne Roberts, Jayne Taylor, Stephanie James, and Amanda Quick. (Also possibly Amanda Glass, but I'm not 100% sure on that one.)

Except for the Amanda Glass/Amanda Quick pseudonyms, the rest were drawn from a book entitled Love Lines by Rosemary Guiley published in 1983 by Facts on File, Inc.

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28 comments:

Lesley said...

Wow, I never knew that Victoria Holt had so many pen names!

N.J.Walters said...

It's amazing how many authors have pennames, Lesley. As a reader, I love to get books under all my favorite authors pseudenums and see how similar or different they are.

Lorelei James said...

I didn't know Victoria Holt had so many either. I assume it's because she writes in different genres?

I have two names, and I find myself referring to myself in the third person when I'm talking about the one that isn't my real name :)

Carolan Ivey said...

I didn't know Jayne Anne Krentz wrote under so many names!

Anonymous said...

Oh, very interesting. Nope, I didn't know most of these.

~ Anya Bast
http://www.anyabastblog.com

Michelle M Pillow said...

Interesting list!

Raven Paranormal Blog said...

Great list!

charleneteglia said...

Hey, Victoria Holt had a pen name I didn't know about! (I knew about the others) Nifty trivia, NJ, thanks.

Jaci Burton said...

Oooh I didn't know some of those pseudonyms! That's cool, NJ!

N.J.Walters said...

It must be hard to write under several pen names, Lorelei. I have my pen name and my real one. That's hard enough. *g*

Jayne Ann Krentz writes under a ton of names, Carolan. She's been very prolific over the years.

I never knew many of these until I found this book, Anya.

Thank, Michelle.

Yup, Charli. She had two. I knew those from working in a bookstore for so many years. :-)

Thanks, Jaci. It's always fun to find out that authors have other identities.

Nicole Austin said...

I have enough trouble keeping straight who I am with one pseudonym. I can't imagine having multiple personalities. LOL!

Samantha said...

Jack Pearl is a GREAT name. That should have been the pen name. lol

R.G. ALEXANDER said...

That is so interesting. Great list!

Emma Wayne Porter said...

Oh, this post is so bookmarked.

N.J.Walters said...

LOL I thought the same thing too, Nic.

Jack Pearl is a great name for a writer, Samantha.

Thanks, RG.

LOL Time to go searching for some older books, Emma?

Vicki said...

I knew a few of them but not all of those. Wow.

Who knew I've read the same author under different names so many times.

Robin L. Rotham said...

Hey, I knew all of Victoria Holt's pen names! I did a report on her in junior high school and wrote her a letter, which she answered with a lovely two page, hand-written letter of her own. She was awesome and I read ALL her books under every name.

I didn't know most of the others, though. Fascinating. I can only imagine how confusing it must be to have a number of pen names.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i thought the guys writing under female pen names were interesting.

I recently asked my CP if the publisher was going to object to my using my own name instead of a pen name because there's just no way i can juggle multiple names. I have enough legitamite names as it is that constitute a mouthful. She said he'll be jumping with joy. I'm in a unique position though in that family, friends, clients - no one would be surprised by anything i choose to do, write, say. The advantage of being a recognized and accepted eccentric artist.

Dayna_Hart said...

omg. Being me is hard enough. I can't imagine being me and three other people.

GREAT list, NJ!

Karina said...

This was a great list, I didn't know most of these. Just recently I had a discussion with some friends about my identity crisis of using a pen name on my blog v. my real name pretty much everywhere else...I definitely could not juggle more than that!

Thanks for stopping by my TT and for your sweet words.

Christine said...

I didn't know about Victoria Holt either. That's crazy! Great list NJ!

Kate said...

Hehe, I got so confused with the "Amanda Glass and (also possible Amanda Glass)".

*g* muahaha

Ann said...

Cool list, I didn't know about a lot of those.

N.J.Walters said...

Vicki, I've done that myself. It's always strange to find out that you already know and like them as an author.

Robin, that is so cool to have a handwritten letter from her. That is quite the keepsake.

Rhian, it is interesting that the men wrote under female names. I imagine at the time, and even now, it would be encouraged. It's great that you can write under your own name. Pen names can be confusing.

Dayna, it can be confusing.

Hi, Karina. It's hard to stop using a pen name once you start as that's how people know you.

Thanks, Christine.

Oh lord, what did I write, Kate. I'm off to have a look. You should never write those TT late at night. *g*

Hey, Ann. It's always interesting to see the pen names that writers use.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Wow, very cool!

TJ Michaels said...

Boy, I didn't know Amanda Quick had so many other pseudos. She was one of my first "I'm totally hooked" authors years ago and one of my inspirations.

TJ

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Joely.

TJ, I discovered Amanda Quick first. Then I realized that she wrote under the name Jayne Ann Krentz. That led me to series romance and the rest is history. LOL

NJ

Rene Lyons said...

Thanks for the info!