Saige asked Shannon Messenger:

Hi! I was reading the KOTLC series (which by the way is my new FAVORITE series) and I was wondering; How do you pronounce Bronte, Grady, Edaline, Biana, and Oralie? Your book are AWESOME!

Shannon Messenger Yay for loving KEEPER! Thank you so much for reading.

As for your question, eek, I'm really bad at typing things phonetically. I also always like to say that just because I read a name a certain way doesn't mean readers are expected to pronounce it the same way. To me, one of the great joys of books comes from the fact that you--the reader--get to insert your own imagination into them, so I never want to take that away.

All of that being said, here's my best attempt at how I hear them:

Bronte: Bron-tay
Grady: Grade-y
Edaline: Ed-uh-leen
Biana: Bee-ah-nuh
Oralie: Or-uh-lee

Shannon Messenger

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