"Still, this Rowling person may have a career as a writer before her." Kirkus
"But the worst you could say about it, really, is that it doesn't deserve the media frenzy surrounding it. And who nowadays thinks that merit and publicity have anything do with each other?" The Guardian
It's no wonder she used a pen name for her second post Harry Potter novel.
Below are some famous YA authors who chose pen names as well.
Lois Lowry born Lois Ann Hammersberg
Cassandra Clare born Judith Rumelt
Stephenie Meyer born Stephenie Morgan
Ally Carter born Sarah Leigh Fogleman
Christopher Pike born Christopher McFadden
Lauren Oliver born Laura Schechter
Libba Bray born Martha E. Bray
If you were to write a book, would you use a pen name or keep your own?