Dr Russell Schechter

Russell-SchechterThrough 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…

Huh?

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.

Sorry.

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.

Sorry again.

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