Thursday, May 26, 2011

You sound like THAT?

I was recently invited to contribute to what I feel is one of the coolest ideas I've seen (heard) in quite some time. It's oh so simple, yet oh so creative and fun. Danika Brubaker, of this wonderful, asked me to phone in and leave a brief message simply saying how to pronounce my name, and maybe adding a little funny anecdote about my name. I went to the website, and found that TONS of other kids book authors and illustrators had contributed to this project. I spent lots of time listening to many of my faves and heroes speak words on to a voicemail message. If, like me, you geek out on kids books and their creators, I highly recommend you go here and listen. It's so much fun. And if you're still interested, check out my voice message. It's here.


Danika Brubaker said...

Thanks so much for sharing the news about the Author Name Pronunciation Guide, and for calling in to record your pronunciation!

All best to you!

Matthew Cordell said...

It's my pleasure, Danika! Thanks for allowing me to contribute to such a fun project.