Name That Author

Name That Author!: December 6, 2012

Welcome to Name That Author!, a literary trivia game. We start by giving you a requirement, and you name authors who fit that requirement. When there's a prize at stake, randomly selected participants who submit correct answers win.

You can submit your guess using the form below after any clue, but if you’re wrong, you’re out for the week. So you’ve got to pick your spot. Too early and you might be wrong; wait until you’re sure, and you might get scooped.

**Be warned: if you Tweet your guess or leave a comment with your guess, you’re not only disqualified for this week, but for the rest of the month.**

Here we go:

1. Well before I published poetry, short stories, and award-winning novels, I had my first writing job at Ladies Home Journal knock-off.

2. As a college student in the late-19th century, I went by a man’s name and wore masculine clothing, but you know me by my given name.

3. When I was nine years old, my family moved to the place whose landscape would define my novels. 

4. Depending on your perspective, you might think me a lost lady, or a pioneer.

When you participate, you agree to the following: I acknowledge that should I be a lucky soul who wins free swag, my free swag should arrive in a couple of weeks. The sponsor will fulfill the free swag in their preferred format. The format may be a scroll or a hardback, an ebook or an audiobook, or a download directly into my brain. Regardless, I acknowledge that it is free swag, and I’ll be happy because life is too short to be sad about free swag.