A reposting of my NoP blog on why Chas has switched ‘authors’ (well, names!).

Nights of Passion

by C. Margery Kempe

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Throughout history, writers have often hidden behind pseudonyms. For some, it was a necessity, for others, a playful sense of fun, like Flann O’Brien AKA Miles naGopaleen but really Brian O’Nolan. Sometimes it was even a political statement, as in noms de guerre. Of course it can also be a way to not take credit: in Hollywood the official designation to ‘credi’t a film for which no one feels responsible is Alan Smithee. Artists, too, have used pseudonyms like Caravaggio, Balthus and El Greco.

Most people are familiar with noms de plume used to hide gender, like George Eliot and George Sand who found it easier at least initially to get published with a man’s name. Other writers went…

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