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12th Dec '17 2:27:46 AM jormis29
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* E. L. Konigsburg

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* E. L. KonigsburgCreator/ELKonigsburg
3rd Dec '17 2:16:25 PM freyalorelei
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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]], 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]], 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 Creator/JRRTolkien, Creator/CSLewis, Creator/HPLovecraft or L.M. Montgomery Creator/LMMontgomery (who never hid the fact that she was a woman) do not fit this trope.
13th Oct '17 4:32:15 PM JMQwilleran
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* Creator/KAApplegate: Publishers were afraid that boys would turned off of reading Literature/{{Animorphs}}, a series about teenagers being forced to fight a secret guerrilla war, if her gender was obvious.

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* Creator/KAApplegate: Publishers were afraid that boys would turned off of reading Literature/{{Animorphs}}, a series about teenagers being forced to fight a secret guerrilla war, if her gender was obvious. She was written some latter non-''Animorphs'' books as Katherine Applegate.
10th Oct '17 9:18:32 AM Temmere
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\n* In the ''Series/WagonTrain'' episode "The C.L. Harding Story," the title character is a female reporter whom Major Adams had given permission to ride with the train for a story, not realizing she was a woman.

22nd Sep '17 6:28:59 PM Clanger00
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There exists a belief that novels written by women, at least in certain genres, won't sell as well. Perhaps it's the stereotype that women tend to write domestic novels or "fluff" that have very narrow appeal. Perhaps it's because historically 90% of the works considered the great masterpieces of the literary canon are written by men. Perhaps it's because certain fandoms (SpeculativeFiction for instance) are predominantly male and publishers assume these men won't take books by female authors seriously. Perhaps it's because the publishers themselves wouldn't even bother to read a book with a woman's name on it.

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There exists a belief that novels written by women, at least in certain genres, won't sell as well. Perhaps it's the stereotype that women tend to write domestic novels or "fluff" that have very narrow appeal. Perhaps it's because historically 90% most of the works considered the great masterpieces of the literary canon are were written by men. Perhaps it's because certain fandoms (SpeculativeFiction for instance) are predominantly male and publishers assume these men won't take books by female authors seriously. Perhaps it's because the publishers themselves wouldn't even bother to read a book with a woman's name on it.
4th Sep '17 12:26:26 PM DanaO
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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' - Artemis, at least according to his inner monologue, has been writing romance novels under the name Violet Tsirblou since age ten, if not longer. Which is ironic considering that Artemis ''is'' usually a girl's name. However, he doesn't want his real name associated with them...

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* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' - Artemis, at least according to his inner monologue, has been writing romance novels under the name Violet Tsirblou since age ten, if not longer. Which is ironic considering that Artemis ''is'' usually a girl's name.name (although he takes some pride in this, having stated that for a male the name of a somewhat misandric goddess needs to be ''earned''). However, he doesn't want his real name associated with them...
29th Aug '17 10:50:41 AM rjd1922
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* Hiromu Arakawa, author of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', used the androgynous 'Hiromu' to spell her name instead of the markedly feminine Hiromi. Otherwise her gender is not exactly a secret, as she's referenced things like being pregnant in her blog several times.

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* Hiromu Arakawa, Creator/HiromuArakawa, author of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', used the androgynous 'Hiromu' to spell her name instead of the markedly feminine Hiromi. Otherwise her gender is not exactly a secret, as she's referenced things like being pregnant in her blog several times.
14th Aug '17 9:23:22 PM PaulA
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* C. L. (Catherine Lucille) Moore, co-author and wife of Creator/HenryKuttner. Significant number of works billed as Kuttner's were actually written by Moore, because they noticed stories sold better under his (pen)name(s).

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* C. L. (Catherine Lucille) Moore, Creator/CLMoore, co-author and wife of Creator/HenryKuttner. Significant number of works billed as Kuttner's were actually written by Moore, because they noticed stories sold better under his (pen)name(s).



*** 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.

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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.
31st May '17 8:13:51 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein has a fictional example based on his own real example. Colin Campbell of ''The Cat Who Walks Through Walls'' is a professional writer doing romance under a female pen name.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein has a fictional example based on his own real example. Colin Campbell of ''The Cat Who Walks Through Walls'' ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'' is a professional writer doing romance under a female pen name.
21st May '17 2:37:09 PM nombretomado
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* According to ''{{Warehouse 13}}'', Creator/HGWells was actually Helena Wells, and wasn't just making up about some of the inventions in her books.

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* According to ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', Creator/HGWells was actually Helena Wells, and wasn't just making up about some of the inventions in her books.
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