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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them: Grandfather Gregory to Colin Hughes

A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them with brief notes. Pseudonyms include the following: Grandfather Gregory, W.E.B. Griffin, O. H-nry, H.F.E., John Hadham, William Haggard, Richard Hallas, Michael Halliday, Clive Hamilton, Ova Hamlet, Ezra Hannon, Sarah Hardesty, Ian Hay, Marion Henry, O. Henry, Olivier Henry, Cecil Herbert, Walter Herman, Jack Higgins, John Hill, Thomas Hinde, John Pliver Hobbes, Charles Hogarth, Ephraim Holding, Victoria Holt, Brian Hope, R.B. Houston, Prosper Howard, Warren F. Howard, Colin Hughes,

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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: Gr to Hu

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

Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Gregory, Grandfather
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, children's books and religious tracts
    • As Grandfather Gregory he wrote In the Brave Days of Old: The Story of the Spanish Armada in the Year of Grace 1588, for Boys and Girls (date unknown)
  • Griffin, W.E.B.
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Griffin he wrote a number of books including the The Brotherhood of War Series (1982-2001)
  • H-nry, O
    • Porter, William Sydney
    • 1862-1910
    • American short story writer and poet, best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As O. H-nry he wrote A Christmas Pi (1909)
  • H.F.E.
    • Everett-Green, Evelyn Ward
    • 1856-1932
    • British novelist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period
    • Her first published book as H.F.E. was Fast friends; or, David and Jonathan (1882)
  • Hadham, John
    • Parks, Rev. James William
    • 1896-1981
    • He had a particular interest in anti-semitism but also wrote more generally on Judaism and Christianity
  • Haggard, William
    • Clayton, Richard Henry Michael
    • 1907-1993
    • English writer who penned the Charles Russell series of espionage novels (and others)
    • First in the series was Slow Burner (1958)
  • Hallas, Richard
    • Knight, Eric Mowbray
    • 1897-1943
    • An English novelist best known for Lassie Come Home (1940)
    • As Hallas, he wrote You Play The Black And The Red Comes Up (1940)
  • Halliday, Michael
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As Michael Halliday he wrote the Fane Brothers series of books (1952-1955)
    • The Halliday name was used for UK editions only
  • Hamilton, Clive
    • Lewis, Clive Staples
    • 1898-1963
    • Lewis is best known for his Chronicles of Narnia
    • As Clive Hamilton he had his first book published: A Cycle of Lyrics (1919)
  • Hamlet, Ova
    • Lupoff, Richard Allen
    • 1935-2020
    • American sci-fi, mystery and horror writer
    • As Ova Hamlet he is best known for writing short stories, a collection of which appeared in the Ova Hamlet Collection (1975)
  • Hannon, Ezra
    • Lombino, Salvatore Albert
    • 1926-2005
    • Lombino was an American crime, mystery and sci-fi fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Ezra Hannon he wrote Doors (1975)
  • Hardesty, Sarah
    • Roberts, Norah
    • 1950-
    • American writer of romantic fiction
    • Also, some fantasy and suspense novels
    • Her original Born In series was released in Britain under the pseudonym Sarah Hardesty
    • Nora uses the pseudonyms J.D. Robb and Jill March as well as Sarah Hardesty
  • Hay, Ian
    • Beith, John Hay
    • 1876-1952
    • Teacher, soldier, novelist and playwright, his debut novel was Pip (1907)
  • Henry, Marion
    • Knapp, Leonard
    • 1915-1993
    • American fantasy and science fiction writer
    • As Marion Henry he wrote the short story The Renegade (1943)
  • Henry, O.
    • Porter, William Sydney
    • 1862-1910
    • American short story writer and poet, best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As O. Henry he is best known for his story The Gift of the Magi (1905)

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  • Henry, Olivier
    • Porter, William Sydney
    • 1862-1910
    • American short story writer and poet, best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As Olivier Henry he wrote stories including The Guardian of the Scutcheon (1903)
  • Herbert, Cecil
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Writing in Vanguard Library and Funny Cuts
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Herman, Walter
    • Wager, Walter
    • 1924-2004
    • An American novelist of espionage thrillers
    • Wager used three pseudonyms: John Tiger, Walter Herman and Lee Davis Willoughby
    • As Walter Herman he wrote Operation Intrigue (1956)
  • Higgins, Jack
    • Patterson, Harry
    • 1929-
    • British author of thrillers
    • As Jack Higgins his popular thriller and espionage novels include The Eagle Has Landed (1975)
    • Also writing as Hugh Marlow, James Graham and Martin Fallon
  • Hill, John
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as John Hill was The Long Sleep (1975)
  • Hinde, Thomas
    • Chitty, Sir Thomas Willes (3rd Baronet)
    • 1926-2014
    • British novelist and non-fiction writer
    • His novels include Happy as Larry (1958)
  • Hobbes, John Oliver
    • Craigie, Pearl Mary Teresa (née Roberts)
    • 1867-1906
    • 19th century American novelist, playwright and essayist
    • Best known for Some Emotions and a Moral (1891)
  • Hogarth, Charles
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • Holding, Ephraim
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, children's books and religious tracts
    • As Ephraim Holding he wrote books including Homely Hints: Chiefly Addressed to Sunday School Teachers (1843)
  • Holt, Victoria
    • 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 Victoria Holt she wrote Gothic romances, such as Mistress of Merlin (1960)
  • Hope, Brian
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • Houston, R.B.
    • Rae, Hugh Crauford
    • 1935-2014
    • His only book as Houston was Two for the Grave (1972)
    • Rae also wrote as James Albany, Jessica Sterling and Robert Crawford
  • Howard, Prosper
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Writing in Chuckles, Empire Library and B.F.L.
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Howard, Warren F.
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl used Warren F. Howard for stories he'd written alone for science fiction pulp magazines of the 1940s
  • Hughes, Colin
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms

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