History Main / MoustacheDePlume

26th Jul '16 12:41:59 PM Willbyr
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* Not an author, but an example nonetheless: In the original Japanese release of ''GunsmithCats'', according to WordOfGod, female bounty hunter Rally Vincent's name [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY is actually pronounced as]] ''[[JapaneseRanguage Larry]]''. It's hinted, at least in one page of the manga, that she took this name so that those seeking to hire a bounty hunter would think she was a man, and thus take her seriously.

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* Not an author, but an example nonetheless: In the original Japanese release of ''GunsmithCats'', ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', according to WordOfGod, female bounty hunter Rally Vincent's name [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY is actually pronounced as]] ''[[JapaneseRanguage Larry]]''. It's hinted, at least in one page of the manga, that she took this name so that those seeking to hire a bounty hunter would think she was a man, and thus take her seriously.



* Jameson Rook (the male protagonist of [[{{Main/Castle}} Richard Castle's]] Nikki Heat novels) secretly writes romance novels under the pen name "Victoria St. Clair".

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* Jameson Rook (the male protagonist of [[{{Main/Castle}} [[{Series/{{Castle}} Richard Castle's]] Nikki Heat novels) secretly writes romance novels under the pen name "Victoria St. Clair".Clair".
20th Jul '16 1:49:01 AM Adept
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* Cuthbert Lucas (real name Clara Keppel), the author of ''The Automaton'' in ''LookToTheWest''.

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* Cuthbert Lucas (real name Clara Keppel), the author of ''The Automaton'' in ''LookToTheWest''.''Literature/LookToTheWest''.





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\n* One of the characters in Agatha Christie's ''Literature/ThreeActTragedy'' is a female playwright who publishes her works as "Anthony Aston". Her real name is Muriel Wills.

10th Jun '16 4:12:35 PM WillKeaton
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* Creator/JKRowling doesn't actually have a middlename, but added the "K" at her publisher's demand. Although by now, few people mistake her for a guy. And now her ''second'' male pseudonym is out: Robert Galbraith, author of a crime novel, is [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/the-cuckoos-calling-by-robert-galbraith-jk-rowlings-secret-bestseller-8707707.html the same person as JK Rowling]], although the second is likely a combination of gender issues and simply seeing if her non-''Harry Potter'' books could stand on their own merit.

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* Creator/JKRowling doesn't actually have a middlename, but added the "K" at her publisher's demand. Although by now, few people mistake her for a guy. And now her ''second'' male pseudonym is out: Robert Galbraith, author of a crime novel, is [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/the-cuckoos-calling-by-robert-galbraith-jk-rowlings-secret-bestseller-8707707.html the same person as JK Rowling]], Rowling,]] although the second is likely a combination of gender issues and simply seeing if her non-''Harry Potter'' books could stand on their own merit.
14th May '16 10:03:45 AM nombretomado
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* On ''JustShootMe'', Dennis Finch writes the advice column for ''Blush'' under the name Miss Pretty.

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* On ''JustShootMe'', ''Series/JustShootMe'', Dennis Finch writes the advice column for ''Blush'' under the name Miss Pretty.
23rd Apr '16 11:13:09 PM Pegase
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* L.A. Meyer, aka Louis A. Meyer, author of the ''Literature/{{BloodyJack}}'' series qualifies, although he didn't really work to keep his gender a secret. Still he deserves bonus points because the title character Jacky passes herself off as a man whenever necessary and he's doing the reverse to a small degree to write about her.

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* L.A. Meyer, aka Louis A. Meyer, author of the ''Literature/{{BloodyJack}}'' ''Literature/{{Bloody Jack}}'' series qualifies, although he didn't really work to keep his gender a secret. Still he deserves bonus points because the title character Jacky passes herself off as a man whenever necessary and he's doing the reverse to a small degree to write about her.
23rd Apr '16 11:12:19 PM Pegase
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*L.A. Meyer, aka Louis A. Meyer, author of the ''Literature/{{BloodyJack}}'' series qualifies, although he didn't really work to keep his gender a secret. Still he deserves bonus points because the title character Jacky passes herself off as a man whenever necessary and he's doing the reverse to a small degree to write about her.
6th Apr '16 3:19:15 PM Funkasaurus
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* Not an author, but an example nonetheless: In the original Japanese release of ''GunsmithCats'', according to WordOfGod, female bounty hunter Rally Vincent's name is actually pronounced as ''Larry''. It's hinted, at least in one page of the manga, that she took this name so that those seeking to hire a bounty hunter would think she was a man, and thus take her seriously.

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* Not an author, but an example nonetheless: In the original Japanese release of ''GunsmithCats'', according to WordOfGod, female bounty hunter Rally Vincent's name [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY is actually pronounced as ''Larry''.as]] ''[[JapaneseRanguage Larry]]''. It's hinted, at least in one page of the manga, that she took this name so that those seeking to hire a bounty hunter would think she was a man, and thus take her seriously.
5th Apr '16 4:53:22 PM KakuradyDrakenar
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# Shortening their name to a series of initials which are gender ambiguous.

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# [[{{OnlyKnownByInitials}} Shortening their name to a series of initials initials]] which are gender ambiguous.



Note: This trope is explicitly about situations where the author is credited under a name which will not reveal their gender. One way to do this is to use initials, but not everyone using his/her initials is trying to conceal his/her gender. Therefore, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft or L.M. Montgomery (who never hid the fact that she was a woman) do not fit this trope.

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Note: This trope is explicitly about situations where the author is credited under a name which will not reveal their gender. One way to do this is to [[{{OnlyKnownByInitials}} use initials, initials]], but not everyone using his/her initials is trying to conceal his/her gender. Therefore, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft or L.M. Montgomery (who never hid the fact that she was a woman) do not fit this trope.
23rd Feb '16 4:15:37 AM saintonge
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*** In Moore's case, though, the use of initials was not to conceal her identity from editors or readers, but from her boss at the bank she worked at. She began to write during the Great Depression. Jobs were scarce, and she believed that if the boss knew she had another source of income, she'd be canned.
23rd Feb '16 4:09:23 AM saintonge
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Sometimes highly successful female authors will create a Moustache De Plume if they are publishing a type of book well outside their normal material. For instance, Creator/NoraRoberts (a romance novelist) published mystery books under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. When she became better known under her real name, the mystery series was credited to "Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb."

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Sometimes highly successful female authors will create a Moustache De Plume if they are publishing a type of book well outside their normal material. For instance, Creator/NoraRoberts (a romance novelist) published mystery books under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. When she became better known under her real name, the mystery series was credited to "Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb."
" This is ironic, as "Nora Roberts" is itself a pen name. The author's real name is Eleanor Marie Robertson.
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