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Your Favourite Authors Writing Under Other Names Those Names Revealed!

James N Simpson
The list author says: "Many authors write under various pseudonyms so you may well be waiting in anticipation for the next book to come out thinking you have read everything by a sensational author when in fact there are other books sitting on the shelf you could get right now! Authors use pen names for a variety of reasons. Some initially chose a name so they could carry on their normal lives without the bother of being a celebrity, some thought the made up name sounded better to sell books in a particular genre. Some author's write in multiple genres and think a different name for each genre will sell more books or one will conflict and affect another genre's sales such as horror and romance. Some even chose to change their sex and us a male or female name seeing it as more appropriate. Of course their publishers know so they still get published, the books get marketed, displayed in stores, reviewed in magazines etc.

Since I couldn't care less about their marketing tactics I thought I'd let you the reader know so you don't miss out on a great book. Obviously some author's pen names such as Stephen King's are well known but others aren't. Hope this helps."
It
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"In his early days as a writer as most people know Stephen wrote under the pen name Richard Bachman. King has also released some newer material under Bachman claiming it has been found settling his deceased estate."
The Bachman Books: Rage / The Long Walk / Roadwork / The Running Man
The Bachman Books: Rage / The Long Walk / Roadwork / The Running Man
"The most well known pen name out there obviously belongs to Stephen King.  Most of the work he wrote under Bachman has been republished since he has become arguably the most famous author in the world, with his own name in much bigger letters on top anyway."
Dark Tide
Dark Tide
"Fans of Kennedy may be interested to know they'll find more of his work under a female name - Diana Diamond"
The Trophy Wife
The Trophy Wife
"Diana Diamond is a pseudonym used by author William P Kennedy.  Under this name the lead characters are all female so I guess William figured pretending to be a woman would indicate he knew what he was on about a bit more and sell more books."
Evil Intent
Evil Intent
"Fans of the master of the horror supernatural and downright scary novels may be surprised to learn that this author has been writing historical fiction under the female name of Jess Foley since 2002 which probably helps explain why we haven't seen his name on books in a while."
Saddle the Wind
Saddle the Wind
"Classic master of horror masterpieces such as Mother's Boys and The Godsend is in now writing these "chick flick" historical period pieces under the pen name Jess Foley."
The Ax
The Ax
"Fans of the Dortmunder series and Westlake's great stand alone novels will be pleased to know they can find numerous novels under this great author's pen name Richard Stark.  His pen names Tucker Coe, Allan Marshall & Samuel Holt also have substantial published books. Timothy Clover, Curt Clark, Morgan J Cunningham are him as well."
The Hunter: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)
The Hunter: A Parker Novel (Parker Novels)
"Although most readers of the Parker series would know already, but just in case you don't Richard Stark is the pen name of Donald E Westlake.  Many great masterpieces can be found under Westlake's own name and there is no better place to start than his brilliant novel - The Ax!"
Angel From Hell
Angel From Hell
"Fans of both the sensational Jessica Jones and Anna Fehrbach series who have read everything under Christopher Nicole's name may want to check out the authors Alan Savage, Robin Cade, Nicholas Grant, Caroline Gray, Max Marlow, C R Nicholson, Robin Nicholson and Andrew York as they are all in fact the same guy."
Legacy of Hate
Legacy of Hate
"Fans of Alan Savage may want to check out the authors Christopher Nicole, Robin Cade, Nicholas Grant, Caroline Gray, Max Marlow, C R Nicholson, Robin Nicholson and Andrew York as they are one and the same."
On the Warpath
On the Warpath
"Fans of the Three Oaks Series (John Cunningham novels) as well as Hammond's independent masterpieces since he retired that series, may also want to check out the authors Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden as they are all Hammond."
Doldrum (LIN) (Linford Mystery)
Doldrum (LIN) (Linford Mystery)
"Fans of Holden may be pleased to find out this author has a lot of work published under his real name Gerald Hammond and also his middle names Arthur Douglas"
Twisted Minds
Twisted Minds
"Author of masterpieces such as Too Close, Gulity, Twisted Minds etc of obsession, stalking and other terrifying topics Hilary Norman has also published under the pen name Alexandra Henry."
If I Should Die
If I Should Die
"Before Hilary Norman became famous under her own name (assuming this is her real name) she also published under the pen name Alexandra Henry."
Earthbound
Earthbound
"Found a novel or short story by Logan Swanson, enjoyed it but can't find any others.  Check under his real name Richard Matheson and discover classics like I am Legend, The Shrinking Man, Duel and more.  Note though that some of the work under this pen name was published with more editing than re-releases under his own name."
I Am Legend
I Am Legend
"Having trouble tracking down classic Matheson novels or maybe want them a bit cheaper.  Also look up the author Logan Swanson a pen name some older work was first published under, including short stories in various author anthologies. Note though that Earthbound is a more edited version under the pseudonym Logan Swanson than the re-release under his own name."
Kockroach: A Novel
Kockroach: A Novel
"Liked the novel Kockroach by Knox but can't find anything else under his name.  That's because he decided to use a pseudonym with this novel that differs a bit from his usual crime ones.  His real name is William Lashner."
A Killer's Kiss
A Killer's Kiss
"Read everything by Lashner but want more.  What about a story about a cockroach that wakes up one morning to find it is now a disgusting pink creature (human).  You'll find the book Kockroach under his pseudonym Tyler Knox!"
Criminal Conversation
Criminal Conversation
"Fans of Evan Hunter will be delighted to know they will find a lot more of his novels under the names Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon as well as the more famous names Ed McBain and Richard Marsten"
Fiddlers: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries)
Fiddlers: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries)
"Fans of McBain may want to check out the authors, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, Richard Marsten and Evan Hunter as they are all the same guy."
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))
The Girl with the Long Green Heart (Hard Case Crime (Mass Market Paperback))
"Fans of Block's may well have a bounty of novels under his own name to choose from but those after even more will be interested to know they will find more of his work under the names Jill Emerson, Chip Harrison, Paul Kavanagh and Sheldon Lord as well."
Afraid
Afraid
"Read Afraid and all you can find is Trapped and nothing else by Kilborn. Look under the author name J A Konrath (Joseph Konrath) the author's real name."
Whiskey Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
Whiskey Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
"Read all Konrath's Jack Daniels mysteries and want more by this author.  Check out the violent thriller Afraid under the pen name Jack Kilborn, written by the same guy!"
The Hearse You Came in On (Hitchcock Sewell Mysteries)
The Hearse You Came in On (Hitchcock Sewell Mysteries)
"Read all the Hitchcock Sewell series and want more but can't anything under Tim Cockey's name.  He also writes a different series under the pen name Richard Hawke."
Speak of the Devil: A Novel of Suspense
Speak of the Devil: A Novel of Suspense
"Read the Fritz Malone character books and wondering why you can't find anything else under Hawke's name.  That's because it's a pseudonym used by Tom Cockey, there's plenty more under his name."
Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
"Loved all the books in the Chet and Bernie series and still want more, well check under the author Peter Abrahams, they're one and the same."
The Tutor
The Tutor
"Run out of Peter Abrahams books, check out the brilliant private detective series narrated by a dog named Chet under the Spencer Quinn pen name."
Night Chills
Night Chills
"Dean Koontz has published books under heaps of different pen names.  Most have been republished (some even retitled) under his own name, although not all. Your local library may still have them under the original names of plus you will find originals by W H Allan, David Axton, Brian Coffey, Deanne Dwyer, K R Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West or Aaron Wolfe"
The Blue Nowhere: A Novel
The Blue Nowhere: A Novel
"Fans of Jeffery Deaver may want to also look for the name William Jefferies as they're the same guy."
Shallow Graves
Shallow Graves
"Jeffery Deaver has also writes under the name Willian Jeffries.  Shallow Graves has been published under both names"
The Kingdom of Bones: A Novel
The Kingdom of Bones: A Novel
"Fans of Gallagher's short stories and novels might be thrilled to hear they can also find his work under the pen names Stephen Couper and John Lydecker as well."
Dying of Paradise (Sphere science fiction)
Dying of Paradise (Sphere science fiction)
"Come across Dying of Paradise or Ice Belt and wondered why there were only two books by Stephen Couper.  Well you'll find heaps more by the same author under the name Stephen Gallagher and a few under John Lydecker as well."
Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate (Number 71 in the Doctor Who Library)
Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate (Number 71 in the Doctor Who Library)
"Fans of Lydecker will be pleased they will find a heap more novels under the names Stephen Gallagher and Stephen Couper by this author."
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles)
"Want more Rice, also check out A N Roquelaure, and Anne Rampling."
Foolproof
Foolproof
"While reading books published decades ago you came across an author you liked called Philip Daniels but were disapointed he only wrote a few books.  He's actually one of the pen names of Peter Chambers."
Speak Ill of the Dead
Speak Ill of the Dead
"The late Peter Chambers actually had a few pen names, they were Simon Challis, Peter Chester, Philip Daniels and Dennis Phillips."
The Search
The Search
"Nora Roberts can also be found under the pen named Sarah Hardesty, Jill March and J D Robb."
Naked in Death (In Death Series)
Naked in Death (In Death Series)
"You do wonder what the point of the pen name J.D. Robb is when it is always accompanied by Nora Roberts writing as..."