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Friday, June 22, 2007

Help Me Understand

An author is being sued because she wrote a book under a name other than her own. I thought that was a pen-name?

Maybe I don't understand the use of pen names...

Here's the article.


Jennifer Tiszai said...

Well anyone can sue anyone for anything. The question is do they have a case. I would think not, unless there was something in the contract that stated the author was a boy.

What it really sounds like is that the film wasn't going anywhere and some people were trying to get some of their money back and this is just an excuse.

Rodney Olsen said...

I think the issue was that she tried to pass off a fictional story as a true account of someone who never really existed. I'm sure that a pen name would be just fine if she didn't try to claim that it was a real life story.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

This intrigues me. Dan Brown wrote a false account of something in history and people think its true and its fine.

This author makes up a person (as all fiction writers do) and tell a story as that person.

Just sounds like a pen name to me. But I couldn't tell from the article if the author went around marketing as this person or just created the identity to write the story.