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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them with brief notes. Pseudonyms include: John Kevin Dugan, Deanna Dwyer, K.R. Dwyer, George Elliot, Martin Fallon, Bron Fane, Claude Farrère, Farrah Fawkes, Elise Fecamps, Fidelis, Richard Findlater, Paul Flehr, Elbur Ford, Frank Forester, Freeman Fox, Robert Frame, Robert Caine Frazer, Robert Galbraith, Godfrey Gilbert, Grandmamma Gilbert, Baxter Giles, Patrick Gill, S.D. Gottesman, James Graham, Ambrose Grant, Nesta Grant, Old Alan Gray, Hamilton Greening, Lee Gregor,

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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: Du to Gr.

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Dugan, John Kevin
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As John Kevin Dugan he wrote the first two books in the Badge of Honour Series (1988 and 1999) - subsequent printings were attributed to W.E.B. Griffin
  • Dwyer, Deanna
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as Deanna Dwyer was Demon Child (1971)
  • Dwyer, K.R.
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as K.R. Dwyer was Chase (1972)
  • Elliot, George
    • Evans, Mary Ann
    • 1819-1880
    • Novels: Adam Bede, The Mill On the Floss, Silas Marner, Middlemarch and others
  • Fallon, Martin
    • Patterson, Harry
    • 1929-
    • British author of thrillers
    • The Martin Fallon books include The Testament of Casper Schultz (1962)
    • Also writing as Jack Higgins, James Graham and Hugh Marlow
  • Fane, Bron
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • As Bron Fane he wrote books including Blue Juggernaut (1960)
  • Farrère, Claude
    • Bargone, Frédéric-Charles
    • 1876-1957
    • French naval officer and award winning writer
    • His novel Les Civilisés (1905) was awarded the third Prix Goncourt
  • Fawkes, Farrah
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Fawkes pseudonym was used for erotic fiction
  • Fecamps, Elise
    • 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 Elise Fecamps he wrote a few romance novels including Lover of Hate (1936)
  • Fidelis
    • Machar, Agnes Maule
    • 1837-1927
    • Canadian writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction
    • She wrote poems and eight novels as Fidelis and a biography of her father: Memorials of the life and ministry of the Rev. John Machar, late minister of St. Andrew's Church, Kingston (1873)
  • Findlater, Richard
    • Bain, Kenneth Bruce Findlater
    • 1921-1985
    • A biographer, his first published book was Grimaldi, King of Clowns (1955)
  • Flehr, Paul
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • He used the Flehr pseudonym for a short story: We Never Mention Aunt Nora (1958)
  • Ford, Elbur
    • 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 Elbur Ford she wrote some thrillers such as Poison in Pimlico (1950)
  • Forester, Frank
    • Herbert, Henry William
    • 1807-1858
    • English novelist, poet and sports writer
    • The Frank Forester name was used for sports publications including The Field Sports of the United States and British Provinces (1849)

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Fox, Freeman
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Writing in Coloured Comic and World's Comic
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Frame, Robert
    • Steuart, Sir James
    • 1712-1780
    • Sir James Steuart was a Scottish economist
    • His publications included An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy (1767)
  • Frazer, Robert Caine
    • 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 Robert Caine Frazer he wrote the Mark Kilby series (1959-1964)
  • Galbraith, Robert
    • Rowling, Joanne
    • 1965-
    • British author best known for her Harry Potter series of books
    • Robert Galbraith was the pseudonym used for Joanne Rowling's Cormoran Strike series of books
    • She also uses the pseudonym J.K. Rowling
  • Gilbert, Godfrey
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, childrens books and religious tracts
    • George Mogridge used a number of pseudonyms, the best known being Old Humphrey
  • Gilbert, Grandmamma
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, childrens books and religious tracts
    • George Mogridge used a number of pseudonyms, the best known being Old Humphrey
  • Giles, Baxter
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Baxter Giles pseudonym was used for erotic fiction
  • Gill, Patrick
    • 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 Patrick Gill he wrote a number of novels including The Fighting Footballers (1937)
  • Gottesman, S.D.
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl used the Gottesman pseudonym for his first published story, a collaboration with C.M. Kornbluth: Before the Universe (1940)
  • Graham, James
    • Patterson, Harry
    • 1929-
    • British author of thrillers
    • The James Graham books include A Game for Heroes (1970)
    • Also writing as Jack Higgins, Hugh Marlow and Martin Fallon
  • Grant, Ambrose
    • Raymond, René Lodge Brabazon
    • 1905-1985
    • Prolific writer of crime thrillers
    • As Ambrose Grant he wrote More Deadly Than the Male (1947)
    • Raymond also wrote as James Hadley Chase, Raymond Marshall, James L. Docherty and R. Raymond
  • Grant, Nesta
    • Leyland, Eric
    • 1911-2001
    • A prolific writer of childrens books Leyland used three pseudonyms: Elizabeth Tarrant, Sylvia Little and Nesta Grant
    • As Nesta Grant he wrote a number of books for girls including Jill Riding Mistress (1953)
  • Gray, Old Alan
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, childrens books and religious tracts
    • As Old Alan Gray he wrote Cheerful Chapters: Adapted to Youth, and not Unsuited to Age (1854)
  • Greening, Hamilton
    • Hamilton, Charles
    • 1876-1961
    • Writing in Funny Cuts
    • Charles Hamilton was known to use many pseudonyms including Frank Richards (Billy Bunter Books)
  • Gregor, Lee
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • He used the Gregor pseudonym for a short story in The Expert Dreamers (1962)

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Mark Kilby Series

Harry Potter Books

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