4 Authors and Their Pseudonyms

By Sarah, staff member, Alderney Gate Public Library

Are you running out of books by your favourite authors?  You can always find a new author using Novelist, but maybe your favourite author has actually penned more books than you originally thought.

Did you know that some authors write under a pseudonym, or false name, and sometimes more than one? Maybe your favourite author does too!

Take a look at our list of four authors who write under a pseudonym; maybe it will help you find some hidden gems…

1. Seanan McGuire also writes as Mira Grant

If you like science fiction and zombies, a good place to start is Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series.


2. Nora Roberts writes books as J.D. Robb

J.D. Robb is known for her New York Time’s bestselling mystery series In Death. Naked in Death is the first novel in the series that follows the adventures of police lieutenant, Eve Dallas.

Naked in Death

3. Stephen King also writes as Richard Bachman

If you enjoy Stephen King’s novels, you may want to add some of Richard Bachman’s books to your For Later shelf. Feeling a craving for a movie instead? The Running Man starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is also available on hoopla.

The Running Man

4. De’Nesha Diamond is the pen name of Adrienne Byrd

Adrianne Byrd is a National Best selling author who also writes under the pseudonym De’Nesha Diamond. Do you want to add some suspense to your For Later shelf? Take a look at some of De’Nesha Diamond's books.


Do you know of any authors that write with pseudonyms? Let us know in the comments!