I want to write under an identity that is not traceable back to me, so that people may not scrutinize me from my writing - neighbors, employers, coworkers - you know. Is there any foolproof way in which I can maintain two separate identities, so that I need not skip on the marketing part of the publishing process?
Someone's going to know. But who is it is your choice.
- For traditional publishing, if you can get an agent, the agent is the only person who needs to know.
- Otherwise, the publishing house will know. (And you may need to check the contract to specify they can only publicize using your pseudonym.)
- Indie publishing requires you to give your real name to the publishing platform
- I have heard that you can set up a corporation to avoid even that, but that, of course, requires setting up a corporation
No guarantee that you can be untraceable.
There are ways that you can mostly hide your identity. Google for books on that subject.
But if you run for president the other party will have all the dirt you dont want known about you and will use it.
If your book violates national security then NSA will find you too.