While I worked (voluntarily) for a lit site, I got into a debate with someone that in today's day and age, things like that are easily figured out.
So I created an author out of thin air. Wrote a biography, works, etc.,
I waited a few months, posted the author, bio, works with real/fake sources -- real in that the journals, magazines, books actually existed, and fake that the works weren't actually in them but I researched them. Most are so long gone that to find them is difficult (but possible), and some didn't keep good records, or separate (for anonymity).
The author I created is out there, on several websites (I posted it to one it was copied to others by spyders or people) and sadly "they" get more reads than I do.