No, I don't have a split personality, but I have published under two different parts of my name.
My full name is Arthur Steven Goldman, but I've always been called Steven.
For the first thing I ever published, a short story, I used my full name. It looked too long.
After that, I continued to use my first name for the various things I was sending to journals and magazines. When I wrote Two Parties, my editors thought I should just go with Steven, since that is the way most people know me.
However, when the National Middle School Association decided to publish Four Square, they thought it should be published by Arthur, since that was the name I used when I published several of the essays that appeared in the book.
And so, for now, Steven Goldman is the author of at least one YA novel, while Arthur has published a book of essays about teaching and journal articles and some literary magazine pieces (including a poem!).
Maybe someday I will get Arthur his own website. In the meantime, I'm thinking of changing my name entirely for my next book. Feel free to send me ideas.
Here is a quick list of Arthur's publications:
Four Square and the Politics of Sixth Grade Lunch,
National Middle School Assocation (January 1, 2011).
David and Alice: Seventeen Lines About the End of the World,
The Gettysburg Review 17, no.1 (Spring 2004).
Dear Families, In the Family 10, no.1 (Summer 2004).
The Contents of My Backpack, Phi Delta Kappan 86, no 4 (December 2004).The Fish Question, Teachers and Writers 36, no. 3 (January-February 2005).
Come September, Ascent 29, no. 2 (Winter 2005).
Swimming Lessons, Phi Delta Kappan 87, no. 5 (January 2006).
Swimming Lessons, reprinted in The Educational Digest 71, no. 7 (March 2006).
Night and Day, Nimrod 51, no. 2 (Fall 2008).