I get this question a lot.
It's totally understandable. Nobody has ever seen my name before, and it's not pronounced phonetically in English-speaking countries, and when most people come across it they don't know what to do. Maybe you're one of those people? It's OKAY. Really, it is. I have so much chill when it comes to how people say my name.
But since SMALL WORLD came out, folks have been needing to say my name a lot, and with examples from Maggie Stiefvater and Christina Soontornvat in mind, I made you a video to help you out. Ta-daaa!
Happy Friday, book lovers. Get out there and read something good over the weekend.
OH, and P.S: I'll be doing a story time and making paper rockets at Queen Books, 914 Queen Street E, in Toronto TOMORROW, JULY 27TH, at 11am. Come on out and bring your littles! Make a rocket zoom! Get them a personalized copy of SMALL WORLD! It will be fun!
(Maybe some of you have unusual names and made videos or other pronunciation guides for folks? Drop them in the comments! Teach me how to say your name!)