We are working on edits of our forthcoming book from LooseId LLC and are super excited about it. In fact, when you’re talking to an author, it’s probably a good idea not to ask, “So, what are you writing?”
Because we’ll tell you.
Our main character is Vanya Demidov and I wanted to say a few words about the name, Vanya. Vanya is short for Ivan; which, contrary to popular opinion, is not pronounced “AYEvuhn.” It’s “ee-VAHN,” somewhat like Yvonne. It means, John.
Oh, come now. You know translations yield odd results, don’t you?
John is also Johann, Jon (pronounced “YAHN”), and Sean (pronounced “SHAHN”) and also, Shawn. Same pronunciation.
There. Aren’t you glad I explained myself?