1. Phineas Flapdoodle
Nope. Not kidding. Henry Miller used this pen name to write anonymously in the 1920s and 30s.
2. Lemony Snicket
Daniel Handler wrote a few books for adults using his own name. Writing as Lemony Snicket presents the story as being written by one of the fictional characters.
Lemony Snicket has teamed up with Canadian illustrator, Seth, on a four-book series entitled All the Wrong Questions. The series is to chronicle Snicket's previously unrevealed childhood with illustrations done by Seth.
This past Wednesday, the cover for the first book in the series, Who Could That Be at This Hour? was released. The book is slated for release in October.
3. Jean-Louis Incogniteau
Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac used this pen name.
Also used: Richard Lupoff.
Resulting from his book, On the Road, Kerouac became known as "the king of the Beat Generation". The story is based on the years Kerouac spent traveling America in the 1940s with his friend Neal Cassidy and other figures including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
A new movie of the same name, starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty is set to be released May 23, 2012. It is executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola. Here's the trailer:
4. A.M. Barnard
Louisa May Alcott wrote passionate, fiery novels using this name including the titles, A Long Fatal Love Chase and Pauline's Passion and Punishment.5. Lewis Carroll
Mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was most famous for his story of Alice in Wonderland. He first used the pseudonym Lewis Carroll in 1856 when he wrote a romantic poem called Solitude which appeared in The Train. The pseudonym is a play on his real name, Lewis the anglicized version of Latin for Lutwidge, and Carroll is an Irish surname similar to the Latin name from which the name Charles comes from.
6. John Sedges
Pearl S. Buck most noted for her book The Good Earth, wrote the following novels as John Sedges: The Townsman; The Angry Wife; A Long Love; Voices in the House.7. Dinah Kirkham
Orson Scott Card used the pseudonym Dinah Kirkham to write the short story The Best Day.
Frederick Bliss and P.Q. Gump were used to write an overview of Mormon playwrights Mormon Shakespears: a study of contemporary Mormon theater for the 1976 issue of Sunstone magazine. He said he used the names because the article included a brief reference to himself and his play Stone Tables.
Byron Walley was used for his first published piece of fiction Gert Gram which appeared in the July 1977 fine arts issue of Ensign magazine. He said he used this one because he had a non-fiction article, a poem, and a short play also in the same issue.
He also used this pseudonym for stories he published in Friend and New Era magazines and for the anthology Dragons of Darkness.
Brian Green was also used in the same 1977 issue of Ensign magazine for his short play The Rag Mission
Card used Noam D. Pellume for his short story Damn Fine Novel which appeared in the October 1989 issue of The Green Pages
Trying to establish a separate identity in the marketplace (which turns out, didn't work as well as he'd hoped), Card wrote Zanna's Gift (2004) under the pen name Scott Richards.
8. Steffie Hall
Janet Evanovich, best-selling author of the Stephanie Plum series, began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name Steffie Hall.
9. Tom Graham
Sinclair Lewis's first published book was Hike and the Aeroplane that appeared in 1912 under the pseudonym Tom Graham.
10. Allyson James
Jennifer Ashley uses the pseudonym Allyson James to write her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. She writes historical and paranormal romance novels using the name Jennifer Ashley, and for her mystery novels she uses the name Ashley Gardner.
11. Sophie Kinsella
Madeleine Wickham wrote her first novel, The Tennis Party, while working as a financial journalist. The book was very well received and became a top ten best seller. She went on to write six more novels as Madeleine Wickham.
Her first novel under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella was submitted to her existing publishers anonymously and was enthusiastically received. She revealed her real identity for the first time when Can You Keep a Secret? was published in December 2005. Kinsella is best known for writing the Shopaholic novels series of chick lit.
12. Jim Mayo
Before Louis L'Amour (LaMoore) began selling his novels he agreed to write many stories for the Western pulp magazines published by Standard Magazines. A substantial portion of these stories appeared under the name Jim Mayo. Some of his later novels were also written under this name.
His Hopalong Cassidy series was originally published under the pseudonym, Tex Burns.
13. Jeffrey Hudson
(John) Michael Crichton began writing novels while at Harvard Medical School under the pen names Jeffrey Hudson and John Lange. It was during that time that he wrote The Andromeda Strain and A Case of Need were written during that time. A Case of Need was written under the Hudson pen name and won him his first Edgar Award for Best Novel in 1969. He co-authored Dealing with his younger brother Douglas under the shared pen name, Michael Douglas. The back cover of that book featured a photo of Michael and Douglas when they were very young.
14. Eve Adams
Stephen Coonts wrote The Garden of Eden as Eve Adams.
15. Kim Harrison
Dawn Cook writes her Rachel Morgan (aka the Hollows) urban fantasy series under the name of Kim Harrison. Under the name of Dawn Cook, she is best known for her Decoy Princess and Truth series.
16. Floyd Akers
L(yman) Frank Baum made use of several pseudonyms for several non-Oz books. He wrote The Boy Fortune Hunters series and continued the Sam Steele series under the Floyd Akers pen name.
Edith Van Dyne - the Aunt Jane's Nieces series
Laura Bancroft - The Twinkle Tales, Policeman Bluejay
Suzanne Metcalf - Annabel
Schuyler Stauton - The Fate of a Crown, Daughters of Destiny
John Estes Cooke - Tamawaca Folks
Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald - the Sam Steele series
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