A diffrent pseudonym?

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  1. flipska19
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    flipska19 Well-Known Member

    A while back I was shopping for some used books here in El Paso TX at a little place called Clark's Paperback Exchange. While looking threw his SK stuff the subject of Richard Bachman came up. According to this Clark guy SK wrote some books under a different name besides Bachman. I can't remember the name he said. Could this be true?
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    Originally he was going to use Gus Pillsbury but it had leaked out to the public before the first book release, so he changed it to Richard Bachman on short notice.
    I'm not sure if there has been another pseudonym or not. Ms. Mod (his personal assistant) would know.
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    He wrote a short story under John Swithen.
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    Oh that's right! :blush: :biggrin2:
    Thanks Linda... :)
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    That might be the name this guy mentioned.
  6. Kurben
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    He Did? Which one?
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    He once used the name of "John Swithen" as a pseudonym to publish his short story "The Fifth Quarter" in Cavalier in April of 1972, two years before the publication of Carrie.
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    You guys are so smart! :m_adore:
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    The name John Swithen also shows up in Carrie. I think it's used as the by-line in one of the articles.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I just checked in the Shape Under The Sheet and John Swithen 'played folk music with Maureen Cowen at the Ewen High School Senior prom'.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I remember a rumor that he used another name (other than Swithen), but heck if I can remember what it was. Some book about Exorcism, maybe? If so, it would have had to have been pre SK--his writing style is SO distinctive. Word choice, syntax, rhythms of dialogue, etc. He's hard to miss once you get familiar.
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    Thats so interesting. I had no idea.
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    Unless it's just not ringing the right bells, that has got to be a rumor. It's definitely not anything that ever got published that I'm aware of.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    jchanic or kingricefan might have mentioned it--I can't remember who was talking about it, but I think I read it here. Either way, you're the authority I respect :)
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    Doesn't mean I'm right, but I appreciate the sentiment. :smile:
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    He also considered William Faulkner but cooler heads prevailed.
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yo! Respect this:
    exorcism 001.JPG
    ;-D This is the one that was rumored to be written by King. It was published back in 1974. I've read it and it's definately NOT king. Not even close. The author's name spell The Satan. ;;D
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    ....Skippy Cockadoodie....that was it....
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