Is there anyway to stopping auto suggest in author field of node content and write our own author names instead of users??

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You could write a small module that implements hook_form_alter in which you remove the autocomplete functionality for this field. This should convert it to a textfield. However, this will certainly break if an author name that is not also the username of a user is inserted, since this field is used to populate $node->uid, which must have a valid username.

A more viable solution would be to create a vocabulary of your author names, and a taxonomy term field on your content type (pointing at that vocabulary). And then display this field as you desire.

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