The way of the pen name

I’m too lazy to do a full post on this over here so I’ll link to my Galleycat writeup of Jeff Trachtenberg’s WSJ article instead.

Suffice to say that it’s a fascinating piece, and while the practice isn’t new, I’m continually surprised by how many akas are lurking about. I didn’t know about William P. Kennedy, for example, though I knew Diana Diamond was a pseudonym for a male author.