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Subject: Pen Name?
Date Posted: 5/5/2009 7:24 PM ET
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Does anyone know of a christian author using a pen name?   I was hoping to fit one into my reading challenge this year.   Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 9:44 PM ET
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yep!

Maggie Brendan is the pen name for Brenda Lott, her first book (only book out) is No Place for a Lady

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 9:51 PM ET
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oh and hannah alexander is a pen name for the collaboration of Cheryl and Mel Hodde.

Delia Parr is pen name for Mary Lechleidner

Date Posted: 5/5/2009 10:33 PM ET
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This is wonderful help!  I have three Delia Parr books and had no idea it was a pen name.  Thanks so much Deborah!

Date Posted: 5/6/2009 12:12 AM ET
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Amber Miller is the pen name for Tiffany Stockton.

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 1:02 PM ET
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this website is supposed to have most people listed who use pen names

 

http://www.trussel.com/books/pseudo.htm

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 4:56 PM ET
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Thanks!

I just found out Annie Jones is a pen name also.   There are so many.   Why does an author chose to use a pen name?

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 5:30 PM ET
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I think for a lot of reasons, women used to use pen names of men so that they could be published and people would actually buy them.  Now, I think it's a matter of privacy.  It's actually pretty hard to find out current authors who are using a pen name and most likely there are way more than we could possibly that are under a pen name that noone knows is a pen name.  Authors that for example are America and are writing a book in Chinese usually use a Chinese pen name so it is easier to remember for the readers.

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 6:02 PM ET
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I found a website that said some people used anagrams to make their pen names and this is a generator.  It's interesting

http://wordsmith.org/anagram/

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 8:40 PM ET
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I see that some women use their first name but a different last name. Judy Baer is really Judy Duenow, Kimberly Stuart is really Kimberly Welge and Janice Thompson is also writing as Janice Hanna (I have books of hers by both names).

Date Posted: 5/7/2009 11:07 PM ET
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oh my gosh i had no idea that judy baer was a pen name!

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 5:31 PM ET
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oh Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (the Miracle Girls series, Emily Ever After, Considering Lily and The book Of Jane) are pen names too

Date Posted: 5/8/2009 11:58 PM ET
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Lewis' A Grief Observed was originally published under the pen name N.W. Clerk. :-)