Through his various pen names, Russell Schechter has attracted a modicum of attention and fame in the world of letters. As ‘JK Rowling’ he dashed out a popular children’s series; as ‘George RR Martin’ he turned the world of fantasy fiction on its elfin ear; briefly working as ‘JD Salinger’, he demonstrated a keen ability to tap into a serious vein of the literary mainstream; as…
No. Quite right.
Lies? That seems a bit harsh.
Can’t we just say…extrapolations?
Untruths. Yes. Utter lies. Okay. Put down the phone, no need for lawyers.
He does write under a pen name: Jay Russell. Genre fiction: horror, crime, a soupcon of fantasy and science fiction. A bit of a philistine, really. But in the best possible way.
Yes – tragically – that last bit is true.