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

Author Pronunciations

32 last names beginning with "B"

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Fred-rick Bock-men
a-NEE-ta row (rhymes with how) ba-DAHM-ee
Bon Brannock
Muri-EL
Ig-oh-nee
PEG-eh-leen bar-TELLS
bar-tawk
rah-ley (like the explorer) bas-kin (like the icecream company)
bowm (first syllable rhymes with wow)
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"
duh-NEE bay-SHAR(d)
JOel ben IZZY
nay-OH-mee BEN-uh-ron
BAIR-int
birth-on
Bez-MOZE-ghis
Bloom
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"!
bo-jail-yen
roh-bAIR-toh bo-LAR-neo
BOW-den (first syllable rhymes with how)
BOYn
br-shares
YAHNG-zom Bhrown
First syllable rhymes with rib. Libba is a nickname for Elizabeth. Her full name is Martha Elizabeth Bray
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The phonetic pronunciation of each author's name has been verified by the author's publisher. If you are the author, or personally familiar with the author, and disagree with the phonetic spelling of a particular name, please tell us. Thank you!

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