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What's in a name?

Checked the mail before I headed off to work this morning, and--woohoo! The contract from Peridot Books is now residing on my desk. All looks well except a minor issue of last name spelling... The second "e" has gone a-walking, probably over to the nearest alphabet pub where it can drown its abandonment issues in some frothy mug. I can't really blame them, because even my university and my high school were constantly forgetting it. At least they got my first name right. An extra "a" or "h" and I could not have been held responsible for what havoc I might have wrecked. After all, it wouldn't have been me, but some barbarous amazon by the name of Meagan Crew; not at all a sort of person with whom I would associate (though I hear she's kickass with a railgun).

Will correct the name on the contract and add a note when I send it back to politely remind them to spell it right on the site. More flies with honey...

mlc

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megancrewe
Mar. 30th, 2003 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. *sympathizes* Well, I knew how to pronounce it. There's a Bright Eyes song called "Padraic My Prince" and he says it "Pad-rik", so I just assumed that was the right way. But if I hadn't heard it I probably would have thought it was "Pad-ray-ik".

But "Pad-ree-ock"? *raises eyebrow*

Of course, we have none of us so much to complain about as my friend Maja. It's pronounced "My-ah" but *everyone* who sees it in print thinks it's either "Ma-jah" or "Ma-ha". And you can bet no one who hears it spells it right.

My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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