Rosamond SmithCaroline MatthewsLiz ClaiborneChristopher Oates
Joyce Carol Oates wrote "Lives of the Twins" and seven other novels under the pen name Rosamond Smith.
Richard BachmanMargaret WhiteKing StephenRoland Deschain
Stephen King published seven novels, including "Rage" and "The Long Walk," under the pen name Richard Bachman. King explains on his website that he used the pseudonym because "there was a feeling in the publishing business that one book a year was all the public would accept."
Ariana GrandeRobert HeinleinPaul FrenchCarl Sagan
Isaac Asimov wrote the "Lucky Starr" series using the pen name Paul French.
Mary PotterRobert GalbraithNewland ArcherRita Ora
J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cuckoo's Calling" and "The Silkworm" under the pen name Robert Galbraith.
Michelle CartwrightCherEllie SattlerJohn Lange
Michael Crichton wrote a number of novels in the '60s and '70s, including his debut novel "Odds On," under the pen name John Lange.
Ellis BellBranwell EnfortJessie JP. Randolph
Emily Brontë's singular novel "Wuthering Heights" was published under the pen name Ellis Bell.
NorbertJ.D. RobbJason WestmorelandE.M. James
Nora Roberts wrote the "In Death" series under the pen name J.D. Robb.
Charles Dickens' "Sketches by Boz" was published in 1836.
Mary WestmacottArthur ColbrookeLady AGaGathaW.H. Blore
Agatha Christie wrote six novels under the pen name Mary Westmacott. Her granddaughter writes on the author's official website that the pseudonym "freed [her grandmother] from the expectations of her mystery fans."
Ariel RodgersSilvester PanmoreVictoria LucasW.F.P. Topney
Sylvia Plath wrote "The Bell Jar" under the pen name Victoria Lucas because, according to one of the writer's friends, Plath didn't want her mother to know she had written the novel.