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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them with brief notes. Pseudonyms included on this page are: John Tiger, Mahor Ingraham Toots, Pel Torro, Olaf Trent, Ernest V. Trueblood, Jacques Turbin, Mark Twain, Aunt Upton, A.E. Van Hocked, Anthoine Vasset, Jean de Villiot, Robert Wade, Walter Walkham, Nigel Wallace, Artenus Ward, E. Ward, Florence Warden, Peter Warlock, Alex Webb, Lord Charles Albert Florian Wellesley, Owen West, Jimmy Wilde, J.X. Williams, Patrick J. Williams, Henry Willoughby, Lee Davis Willoughby, Turk Winter, Talbot Winyard, William Wizard, Aaron Wolfe, Jeff Woodson, Kenneth Wright, Dirk Wylie, Dornford Yates, Jeremy York, Karl Zeigfreid,

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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: Ti to Z.

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Tiger, John
    • Wager, Walter
    • 1924-2004
    • An American novelist of espionage thrillers
    • Wager used three pseudonyms: John Tiger, Walter Herman and Lee Davis Willoughby
    • His first book published as John Tiger was Death Hits the Jackpot (1954)
  • Toots, Mahor Ingraham
    • Porter, William Sydney
    • 1862-1910
    • American short story writer and poet, best known for the O. Henry Award
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • As Major Ingraham Toots he wrote Tictocq, the Great French Detective; or, A Soubrette’s Diamonds (1894)
  • Torro, Pel
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • As Pel Torro he wrote books including The Face of Fear (1963)
  • Trent, Olaf
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • As Olaf Trent he wrote Roman Twilight (1963)
  • Trueblood, Ernest V.
    • Faulkner, William Cuthbert
    • 1897-1962
    • One of the best known twentieth century American writers
    • William Faulkner used the pseudonym Ernest V. Trueblood for Afternoon Of A Cow which appeared in Furioso (Summer 1947)
  • Turbin, Jacques
    • Keller, Charles
    • 1843-1913
    • A French engineer and poet who wrote a number of early Marxist and socialist publications
  • Twain, Mark
    • Clemens, Samuel Langhorne
    • 1835-1910
    • Wrote the classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • Clemens also used the pseudonyms Josh and Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass
  • Upton, Aunt
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, children's books and religious tracts
    • George Mogridge used a number of pseudonyms, the best known being Old Humphrey
  • Van Hocked, A. E.
    • Lupoff, Richard Allen
    • 1935-2020
    • American sci-fi, mystery and horror writer
    • This was apparently one of Lupoff's pseudonyms, although I have been unable to find it in use
  • Vasset, Anthoine
    • Hardy, Claude
    • 1604-1678
    • French linguist, mathematician and lawyer
    • Best known for translating the works of Erasmus and Euclid into thirty-six different languages
  • Villiot, Jean de
    • Rebell, Hugues
    • 1867-1905
    • French author of pornographic literature including Les nuits chaudes du Cap Français (1902)
  • Wade, Robert
    • McIlwain, David
    • 1921-1981
    • Popular 1950/60s British fiction writer
    • Mcilwain used three pseudonyms: Eric Charles Maine, Richard Rayner and Robert Wade
    • The Robert Wade pseudonym was used mainly for detective books including The Stroke of Seven (1966)
  • Walkham, Walter
    • Ivory, James Harvey Trevithick
    • 1921-2005
    • A British engineer who wrote the sci-fi book When Earth Trembled (1980)
  • Wallace, Nigel
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • As Nigel Wallace, Hamilton wrote in Vanguard Library
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Ward, Artemus
    • Browne, Charles Farrer
    • 1834-1867
    • Considered the first American stand up comic
    • Browne wrote a number of humerous books including Artemus Ward His Travels (1865)
  • Ward, E.
    • Everett-Green, Evelyn Ward
    • 1856-1932
    • British novelist of the late Victorian and Edwardian period who wrote over three hundred and fifty books
    • The only reference I have found to an E. Ward is A Book of Make-Up (1930)
  • Warden, Florence
    • James, Florence (née Price, her birth name being Florence Alice Price
    • 1857-1929
    • Actress and novelist
    • Her best known work, The House on the Marsh (1884) was produced as a play (1884) and a silent movie (1920)
  • Warlock, Peter
    • Heseltine, Philip Arnold
    • 1894-1930
    • British author and journalist who also composed music, much of which was submitted for publication under the name Peter Warlock

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Webb, Alex
    • Lyle-Smythe, Alan Samuel
    • 1914-2006
    • British thriller writer who also used the name Alan Caillou
    • As Alex Webb he wrote a number of books including Under a Grudging Sun (1989)
  • Wellesley, Lord Charles Albert Florian
    • Brontë, Charlotte
    • 1816-1855
    • Charlotte Brontë's best known work was Jane Eyre
    • In 1833 her novella The Green Dwarf, A Tale of the Perfect Tense was published under the Wellesley pseudonym
    • She also used the pseudonym Currer Bell
  • West, Owen
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as Owen West was The Funhouse (1980)
  • Wilde, Jimmy
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • Williams, J.X.
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Williams pseudonym was shared by a number of authors
    • Offutt used this for erotic novels such as Sex Toy (1968)
  • Williams, Patrick J.
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Patrick J. Williams he wrote seven books including Return to Daytona (1962)
  • Willoughby, Henry
    • Willobie, Henry
    • 1575-1596
    • British poet best known for Willobie His Avisa (1594)
  • Willoughby, Lee Davis
    • Wager, Walter
    • 1924-2004
    • An American novelist of espionage thrillers
    • Wager used three pseudonyms: John Tiger, Walter Herman and Lee Davis Willoughby
    • His first book as Lee Davis Willoughby was The Wildcatters (The Making of America, Book 21) (1981)
  • Winter, Turk
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Winter pseudonym was first used for Asking For It! (1975)
  • Winyard, Talbot
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Wrote as Talbot Winyard in Picture Fun
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Wizard, William
    • Irving, Washington
    • 1783-1859
    • Washington Irving was an American essayist and short story writer
    • He used numerous pseudonyms
    • He contributed to Salmagundi, a literary magazine, as William Wizard and Lancelot Longstaff
  • Wolfe, Aaron
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as Aaron Wolfe was Invasion (1975)
  • Woodson, Jeff
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Woodson pseudonym was first used for The Fires Down Below (1974)
  • Wright, Kenneth
    • Knapp, Leonard
    • 1915-1993
    • American fantasy and science fiction writer
    • His first published novel as Kenneth Wright was The Mysterious Planet (1953)
  • Wylie, Dirk
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • A Wylie story appeared in issue 11 of Super Science Stories (1942)
  • Yates, Dornford
    • Mercer, Cecil William
    • 1885-1960
    • English writer of short stories and thrillers
    • He wrote a number of novels including Blind Corner (1927)
  • York, Jeremy
    • 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 Jeremy York he wrote the Superintendent Folly series of books (1942-1948)
  • Zeigfreid, Karl
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • This pseudonym was a Badger "house name" shared with John S. Glasby
  • Zeigfreid, Karl
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • The Karl Zeigfeid pseudonym was a Badger house name shared with Robert Lionel Fanthorpe
    • There were a number of books published under this pseudonym including Dark Centauri (1954)

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