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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them: C.J. Beaton to Winston Cardew

A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them including the pseudonyms used by: C.J. Beaton, Webb Beech, Acton Bell, Currer Bell, Ellis Bell, Thornton Bell, Noel Bertram, Walker E. Blake, James L. Bliss, Fanny Blomme, Nellie Bly, George Borodin, R.L. Bowers, George Braddon, Tex Bradley, Madeline Brent, Leo Brett, Adam Broome, Joe Brown, Eleanor Burford, Vivian Butler, Alan Caillou, Paul Cain, Bret Calder, Victor Francis Calverton, Berl Cameron, Craig Campbell, Curt Cannon and Winston Cardew.

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In my A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them the pseudonym appears first, arranged alphabetically by surname (where there is one). This is followed by the writer’s actual name, lifespan and some brief explanatory notes. Entries are arranged over several pages and, as I am using a database to store the information, the list will be expanded periodically:

This page covers pseudonyms with surnames beginning with: Be to Ca.

A link at the foot of this and subsequent pages will take you to the next, while a link near the top of the page will return you to the previous one.

I am also publishing an alternative: A-Z of Authors and Their Pseudonyms.

Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Beaton, C.J.
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • As C.J. Beaton he wrote Coyote Brand (2002)
  • Beech, Webb
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Webb Beech he wrote four books including No French Leave (1960)
  • Bell, Acton
    • Brontë, Anne
    • 1820-1849
    • Anne Brontë's best known work was The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
    • She also wrote as Acton Bell (1846, a book of poetry, in conjunction with her sisters)
  • Bell, Currer
    • Brontë, Charlotte
    • 1816-1855
    • Charlotte Brontë's best known work was Jane Eyre
    • She also wrote as Currer Bell (1846, a book of poetry, in conjunction with her sisters)
    • She also used the pseudonym Lord Charles Albert Florian Wellesley
  • Bell, Ellis
    • Brontë, Emily Jane
    • 1818-1848
    • Emily Brontë's best known work was Wuthering Heights
    • She also wrote as Ellis Bell (1846, a book of poetry, in conjunction with her sisters)
  • Bell, Thornton
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • As Thornton Bell he wrote books including Chaos (1964)
  • Bertram, Noel
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • He used the Noel Bertram pseudonym for short stories
  • Blake, Walker E.
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Walker E. Blake he wrote six books including Heartbreak Ridge (1962)
  • Bliss, James L.
    • Porter, William Sydney
    • 1862-1910
    • American short story writer and poet
    • He is best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As James L. Bliss he wrote stories including Cherchez La Femme (1903)
  • Blomme, Fanny
    • De la Mare, Sarnia
    • 1962-
    • Contemporary artist, photographer, film maker, musician and writer
    • Pseudonyms include: Pasha du Pont, Pasha du Valentine, The Dominartist and Fanny Blomme
    • Her Fanny Blomme pseudonym has been used mainly for film scripts
  • Bly, Nellie
    • Seaman, Elizabeth Jane (nee: Chochran)
    • 1864-1922
    • American journalist and serialised novelist best known for making a trip around the world in seventy-two days (1889)
    • An account of which was published by the Pictorial Weeklies Company in 1890
  • Borodin, George
    • Milkomane, George Alexis Milkomanovich
    • 1903-1996
    • Prolific writer of medical fiction and non-fiction
    • The Borodin name seems to have been used for futuristic books including Peace in Nobody's Time (1944)
  • Bowers, R.L.
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • As R.L. Bowers he wrote This Second Earth (1957)
  • Braddon, George
    • Milkomane, George Alexis Milkomanovich
    • 1903-1996
    • Prolific writer of medical fiction and non-fiction
    • The Braddon pseudonym was mainly used for crime novels such as The Dog It Was That Died (1948)

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Bradley, Tex
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • The Tex Bradley pseudonym was used for hospital romance novels including The Dedicated (1958)
  • Brent, Madeline
    • O'Donnell, Peter
    • 1920-2010
    • Novelist and comic strip writer
    • He was most noted for creating the fictional character Modesty Blaise
  • Brett, Leo
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • His books as Leo Brett include Faceless Planet (1960)
  • Broome, Adam
    • James, Godfrey Warden
    • 1888-1963
    • Son of novelist Florence James
    • Godfrey wrote a number of books as Adam Broome
  • Brown, Joe
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Joe Brown pseudonym was first used for Four On the Floor (1971)
  • Burford, Eleanor
    • Hibbert, Eleanor Alice (née Burford)
    • 1906-1993
    • A prolific writer, Hibbert wrote in a number of different genres, using different pen names for each
    • As Eleanor Burford (her maiden name), she wrote most of her early books including Daughter of Anna (1941)
  • Butler, Vivian
    • Butler, William Vivian
    • 1927-1987
    • Crime and mystery writer who also used the J.J. Marric pseudonym
    • As Vivian Butler he wrote Guy for Trouble (1945)
  • Caillou, Alan
    • Lyle-Smythe, Alan Samuel
    • 1914-2006
    • British thriller writer who also used the name Alex Webb
    • His first Caillou book was Rogue's Gambit (1955)
  • Cain, Paul
    • Sims, George Caryl
    • 1902-1966
    • American pulp fiction writer who also wrote as Peter Ruric
    • Best known for his debut novel as Cain, Fast One (1932)
  • Calder, Bret
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • As Bret Calder he wrote El Dorado Trail (2004)
  • Calverton, Victor Francis
    • Goetz, George
    • 1900-1940
    • American socialist writer of both non-fiction and fiction
    • He penned the fantasy novel The Man Inside; being the record of the strange adventures of Allen Steele among the Xulus (1936)
  • Cameron, Berl
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • Berl Cameron was a Badger Books house name shared with Denis Hughes
    • There were four titles including Black Infinity (1952)
  • Campbell, Craig
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • As Craig Campbell he wrote Cain Brand (2002)
  • Cannon, Curt
    • Lombino, Salvatore Albert
    • 1926-2005
    • Lombino was an American crime, mystery and sci-fi fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Curt Cannon he wrote I'm Cannon - For Hire (1958)
  • Cardew, Winston
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Mainly romance fiction
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)

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