“Who is Robert Galbraith?” you may ask? Well only the beloved author of the Harry Potter series, J.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.
Mark Twain’s given name is Samuel Clemens.
Lewis Carroll is the nom de plume of mathematician Charles Dodgson.
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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