J.B. Stephens: Egg on My Face
OK, I couldn't find J.B. Stephens on the net, so I contacted Sharyn November at Firebird (a Penguin Imprint) and she put me in touch with Liesa Abrams (Razorbill, Penguin) and this is what she said. No names are given.
I'm happy to give you more info about how these books were written and by whom, but I wasn't sure if you were using this for something you're publishing? If so, I'd probably need to check with the packager and the authors to confirm before releasing their names, since it was all ghostwritten under the J.B. Stephens pseudonym
and, after I declined the actual names, this was followed with:
Book 1: Author A
Book 2: Author B
Book 3: Author C
Book 4: Author B
It was actually packaged by a packager, and the packager editor and myself did the plotting, so the story/character arcs were generated by us, and what these authors brought in was voice and of course little twists and turns in the stories .
And as I firmly believe the author is *not* dead but is alive, kicking and sitting in the front row, you can expect some kind of reconsideration of The Big Empty in the near-ish future.