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Sarah Lotz

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Edited: Nov 8, 2019, 1:20pm

I just combined Sarah Lotz with S.L. Grey because Sarah Lotz is listed as an alias. Now I'm not so sure anymore so I undid the combine.

According to S.L. Grey is not just her but another collaborator, and I'm not sure how to proceed. The same is true for her other alias, Lily Herne. That's her and her daughter. Merging the three names together seems wrong, but keeping them separate doesn't reflect the situation either.

What is the correct way to go about this?

Nov 8, 2019, 1:31pm

I usually leave the pen name alone, with a disambiguation notice that "This is a pseudonym for the authors xx and yy", then apply both authors individually as 'other authors' to the books written by that pen name.

For an example see Magnus Flyte.

Nov 8, 2019, 1:47pm

If a pseudonym includes two people it is not the same author as either person.

Nov 8, 2019, 6:44pm

I agree with >3 MarthaJeanne:.

To link the two, you could add something like "S.L. Grey (collab)" in each of the single author's Other Names field.

Edited: Nov 9, 2019, 3:48am

With the authors' real names in the Relationships field, they will be links to that author's page. That doesn't work for Other Names. Also, S.L. Grey isn't another name for Sarah Lotz - it's just factually incorrect.

Nov 9, 2019, 8:04am

There’s a similar situation with Jocelin Foxe and Elizabeth Eyre. Both are two people writing as a single person under a pen name.

Nov 9, 2019, 11:19pm

>5 r.orrison: you're on it. The Relationship works best in this situation.

I forget that field exists when it's empty.

Edited: Nov 9, 2019, 11:27pm

>7 aspirit:

I don't see how you can have a "relationship" with yourself.

Frankly, I think the easiest and most logical thing is to indicate in the disambiguation field that "A" is a joint pseudonym of "X" and "Y", and make "X" and "Y" links to their individual author pages.

Nov 10, 2019, 9:45am

I agree with >8 lilithcat: on this one

Nov 10, 2019, 10:04am

The relationship with a multi-author pseudonym is a partnership.

A disambiguation notice can also be used. On its own, it doesn't create a link to the S.L. Grey author page.

Nov 10, 2019, 10:53am

A disambiguation notice can also be used. On its own, it doesn't create a link to the S.L. Grey author page.

You can easily create a link using html.

Nov 10, 2019, 11:21am

You can, and I can, but not everyone can. Even those that can will most likely link to the .com version of the site, which can be annoying for users of other languages.

Relationships creates the link automatically, so it's much easier for most users.