Robert Galbraith, Who?! Pseudonyms In Fiction

This week Robert Galbraith’s book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, reached #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

The Cuckoo's Calling

“Who is Robert Galbraith?” you may ask? Well only the beloved author of the Harry Potter seriesJ.K. Rowling! In order to release a book without all the hype, hoopla and expectations of the Harry Potter series and her stand-alone novel, The Casual Vacancy, she chose to use a pen name of an ex-military man.

While there is now a waitlist for the once unknown author Robert Galbraith, here are some other authors who have written under a pen name that can hold you over until your copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling is on the holdshelf.

Romance author Nora Roberts writes mysteries as J.D. Robb.

The Perfect HopeBorn in Death


Mark Twain’s given name is Samuel Clemens.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn





While Theodore Geisel is best know as Dr. Seuss, he also wrote children’s books under the pseudonym Theo LeSieg.

The Cat in the HatTen Apples Up On Top


Stephen King used the name Richard Bachman to prove a point to his publishers!

The ShiningThe Regulators


Lewis Carroll is the nom de plume of mathematician Charles Dodgson.

Alice in Wonderland





Erin Hunter is actually the pen name of four separate authors; Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, Tui T. Sutherland, and Veronica Holmes. They use the collaborative name Erin Hunter in order to keep the Warriors series together on library shelves!






Hopefully you will enjoy these authors and imagine up a pseudonym of your very own!


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