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11 December 2007 @ 01:25 pm
Question for other Sophie Kinsella fans  

Has anyone who reads books by Sophie Kinsella noticed that there are two books that appear to be written by her, but they seem to have a second author in addition to Kinsella? If that isn't confusing enough, the books say " *second author's name here* as Sophie Kinsella". Anyone know what's going on here and/or why she's doing that? 

Trampy McBitch.letsgetvinyl on December 11th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
You're talking about Madeleine Wickham, right? That's Sophie Kinsella's real name. She wrote those books before the Shopaholic series under her real name, so now that the name 'Sophie Kinsella' is famous, they are reprinting the books with the note on top so you know it's her.

I'm not sure if that was the best way of explaining it, but long story short: the books were written by Sophie Kinsella, and Sophie Kinsella alone.
x_crushcrush_xx_crushcrush_x on December 11th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Why did she use a different name for the Shopaholic series, though?
Trampy McBitch.letsgetvinyl on December 11th, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Good question... maybe she just liked it better? She's not the only author to do it though. Meg Cabot (the author of The Princess Diaries) wrote two different series under the name Jenny Carroll before she made the switch.
But I crumble completely when you cryeiki on December 11th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
And Patricia Cabot, too, in addition to Jenny Carroll - although this is supposedly to distinguish her historical romance from her modern onces...

imakittiecatimakittiecat on December 12th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Meg Cabot said somewhere (i think on her website) that she wrote under different names cuz it was different publishers.. I could be wrong, or that could also be what Sophia Kinsella was doing.