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Women Authors and the male pseudonym

Created: 04/29/14

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Posted Apr. 29, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
N*Starr

Join Date: 03/13/14

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Women Authors and the male pseudonym

What did folks think about G.C. Beaverton? I just read a BookBrowse review about another female author who donned a nom de plum of a male. http://www.bookbrowse.com/mag/detail/index.cfm/ezine_number/390/body/b14808#review


Posted May. 13, 2014 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
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Join Date: 10/11/10

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RE: Women Authors and the male pseudonym

Glad you asked about that one! At the very start of the project C.G. Beaverton was inspired by a combination of Angelina Jolie and J.K. Rowling. Angelina Jolie for the way she threw her fame behind her cause. Then as I was exploring the 19th century, other role models came in, especially these women who used the male pseudonym—George Eliot, George Sand notably. That played into the mystery with Lafayette's letter writing, as you know…

-- Mark Siegel
(posted by BookBrowse, at his request)


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candaceb

Join Date: 03/30/14

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RE: Women Authors and the male pseudonym

Very clever--felt right for the time period and tone of the novel.


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