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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Pen Names

Barbara Vey recently admitted on her Publisher’s Weekly "Beyond the Book" blog that she enjoys the books of J.D. Robb, but has never warmed to the work of Nora Roberts, even though she knows they are the same author. She feels the same about the historical romances of Amanda Quick, which she prefers to the contemporary romantic thrillers of Quick’s alter ego, Jayne Ann Krentz.

Authors through the ages have used pseudonyms to hide their identity. Can you match the authors below with their pen names? We’ll post the answers next time.

Authors: (1) Pearl Gray; (2) Barbara Mertz; (3) Samuel Clemens; (4) David John Moore Cornwell; (5) James Oliver Rigney, Jr.; (6) Daniel Handler; (7) Stephen King; (8) Howard Allen O’Brien; (9) Allen Stewart Konigsberg; (10) Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee

Pen Names: (a) Lemony Snicket; (b) Woody Allen; (c) John Le Carré; (d) Zane Grey; (e) Richard Bachman; (f) Mark Twain; (g) Robert Jordan; (h) Elizabeth Peters; (i) Ellery Queen; (j) Anne Rice

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