Reader Question: How do you pronounce the names in Stranger Skies?

StrangerSkiesebookcoverPressWelcome to a new segment on my blog! What happens here is I get totally stumped for a blog post and ask my readers if they have any questions they want answered. Then I choose a question from the ones submitted and answer it on the blog.

Seriously though, this might become a regular thing, instead of just coming up this week because I had no idea what to write about. So stay tuned for more opportunities to send in your questions!

Today, we have a question from Robin! Robin asks,

How do you pronounce (most of) the character names in Stranger Skies?

Oh boy, you have to ask the tough ones, don’t you? 😉

My main philosophy with name pronunciation for my characters is for you to pronounce them however you want, because likely your brain is going to come up with whatever is easiest for you to remember and thus keep you immersed in the story. Also I have trouble remembering whatever I decided was official pronunciation anyway, so I never really release a list because…I will probably mispronounce names at a reading or something.

(If you’ve watched any of my vlogs, you know I mispronounce almost everything already.)

But I am going to try to answer this, at least for most of the names. Just please don’t hold this up as the Word of God or anything; I accept all pronunciations as equal paths to character understanding.

Oh, also? I have no idea how to do the official phonetic alphabet or anything, so my pronunciation writing is going to be the best approximation I can do.

Maybe at some point in the future I can do a vlog or an audio release of my pronouncing all these names…slowly, so I get them right.

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