If you are a teacher or an author or a bookseller or librarian or reviewer or audiobook reader or anyone else who deals with books in any capacity, you need to know about the website.

Most specifically, you need to bookmark this page: THE AUTHOR NAME PRONUNCIATION GUIDE.

On this page is a list of authors. Click on the author’s name and it will take you to a brief audio file in which the author him/herself pronounces his/her name and then tells you a little bit about it.

When I was emailed and asked to be part of this pronunciation guide, I went over to check it out and spent over an hour clicking on my favorite authors. I didn’t even put a dent in the glossary.

This is an incredibly valuable website, and I’m not saying that lightly.

Spread the word!

4 Responses to “”

  1. Hannah Says:

    When I first read your name, it was so beautiful I was sure it was just an alias you went by. I just knew that when you became an author you must have changed it. Why, I even had a discussion about your name with one of the librarians, and we both agreed it was far to fancy to be your REAL name. 😉 Your mum really named you that? How special! Oh and your long Greek name you told us about in that 35 seconds was fun to hear about.

    That is a list all librarians should know about… I always thought that Jeff Kinney’s name was pronounced ‘Kine-ey’ not ‘Kenny’ that’s the only other one I’ve looked at so far… I can see I’m going to have way too much fun looking at this! Thanks for sharing it Alethea!

  2. Princess Alethea Says:

    Isn’t this site AWESOME??? I knew you would love it.
    And yes, despite the recovery room nurse’s suggestion of “Kyle,” my Mom really did name me “Alethea.” 🙂

  3. Hannah Says:

    I was real disappointed to see that the author ‘Pseudonymous Bosch’ name wasn’t on that list… I’ve been wondering how to say that for years!

  4. Princess Alethea Says:

    I’m guessing “Sue-don-i-mus Bosh.”
    That’s how I say it.

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