One of my favorite childhood authors - Taylor Caldwell, IF I remember correctly was a female who chose a male name.
Any other examples?
Is this deception or just good branding?
Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote under a man's name, and so did Agatha Christie, who wrote under another woman's name for a more religious fiction. In the early years of publishing in the US, women were not seen as intelligent enough to put quill to hide and come up with anything worth reading. J.A. Jance, is a woman, and I thought she was a man for a long time.
I can do the reverse. Female pen name, male author.
Bonoful - Balai Chand Mukhapaddhay.
Onila debi- Sharat Chanda Chatyapaddhay
George Eliot, pen name of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880), English novelist, one of my favorite author!
Jane Austen wrote under name of "lady", the point is many great writer wrote under pen name, just like people do now. Good thread.
The best example I can think of is Karen Blixen's Out of Africa it was originally published under the pen name Isak Dinesen.
I don't see it as deception. most writers have good reasoning behind their pen names. some early 19th century female writers would use male names because of the prejudices against female writers at the time.
Jane Austin had to as well. I don't recall what that was though.
by Imogen French 8 years ago
Is it best to use a pen name or your real name on HP, and how easy is it to change your user name?I am considering a change of name here on HP, and wondering what the implications would be. Has anybody done it, or have an opinion about it?
by Vicente Zeldana 11 years ago
What do you think of my pen name?The name I use on this site is a pen name. Can you tell me what impressions my name gives, and whether you think it is good or not for a writer? Would you use a different name for novels, ebooks, and different sites? It is a hispanic name but I don't plan on...
by Elizabeth Fairweather 5 years ago
What are your thoughts on this? I do use a pen name and I'm really torn about it. On the one hand it's convenient so that my private/public life are kept separate and I find I don't have to censor myself while writing. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if I am not cheating...
by Shon Stallgraves 11 years ago
When are pen names good?Is it wise to write one book with a pen name and then use the same pen name to write another book that is very far away from the topic you want really do want to be associated with?
by P. Thorpe Christiansen 10 years ago
What is the meaning of your Hubpages name? Anyone want to share?I'll start. I use the name duffsmom. The best dog I ever had was my chocolate lab, Duffy. My best buddy for over 13 years. Gone now but still on my mind often.
by YvetteParker 10 years ago
What is your favorite female and male first names, excluding your own? Why?
Copyright © 2023 The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of The Arena Platform, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|