Thursday, September 27, 2007

Jenni in the Washington Post

The Washington Post interviewed Jenni about Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf, and writing in general. Yowza! That's a nice place to have a story show up!

It does, however, highlight our never-ending struggles in getting our names spelled right. You wouldn't think we'd have much trouble. I mean, we're not Jon Scieszka or Uma Krishnaswami. So, while the Post got "Holm" correct this time (a gargantuan task, believe me—no one believes us that there is not an "s" or an "e" or an "es" on the end), they misspelled my sister's non-standard nickname "Jenni." Oh, well. Can't win ’em all. (Even the Author Name Pronunciation Guide can't help us here.)

1 comment:

Uma Krishnaswami said...

Very funny Matt. But it's not the number of letters that stumps people, I find. It's the sequence. The h and n in my name is as baffling to some as Jenn followed by i!

Congrats to both of you on the Babymouse books and to Jenni-without an-e-at-the-end for Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf.