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

Author Pronunciations

29 last names beginning with "B"

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Bon Brannock
bro-cor
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-uht
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"!
buck-min
birth-on
BOW-den (first syllable rhymes with how)
au-GUS-ten
BOYn
roh-bAIR-toh bo-LAR-neo
Bez-MOZE-ghis
bowm (first syllable rhymes with wow)
BROCK-my-er
bar-tawk
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
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