Guidance on how to pronounce those tricky author names, for authors whose last name begins with "B"!

Author Pronunciations

24 last names beginning with "B"

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Bon Brannock
Bloom
bo-jail-yen (first syllable pronounced like to tie a bow)
BOO-jold
rah-ley (like the explorer) bas-kin (like the icecream company)
br-shares
a-NEE-ta row (rhymes with how) ba-DAHM-ee
First syllable rhymes with rib. Libba is a nickname for Elizabeth. Her full name is Martha Elizabeth Bray
JOel ben IZZY
BYE-at (rhymes with Hyatt, as in hotel)
The name of the author's first book writing under the pseudonym N.E. Bode is The Anybodies, thus it can be assumed that it is pronounced "anybody"!
mel-vin brag
buck-min
birth-on
BOW-den (first syllable rhymes with how)
BOYn
roh-bAIR-toh bo-LAR-neo
BROCK-my-er
Sounds like Chris but is quite firmly "Cris" - the author professes to detest the letter "h" because people so often mis-spell her name with an "h"
YAHNG-zom Bhrown
nay-OH-mee BEN-uh-ron
PEG-eh-leen bar-TELLS
duh-NEE bay-SHAR(d)
Ig-oh-nee
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