Jon Scieszka rhymes with Fresca, and putenesca.
Barry Lyga rhymes with Tiger (if you’re from the Bronx; Tie-gah).
Tomie DePaola has a POW in the middle.
Eoin Colfer is just Owen spelled the lovely Irish way.
Neil Gaiman is Gaym’n, like gamin’.
Jake Wizner rhymes with Eisner (eyes nur).
Cynthia Leitich Smith: “Leitich” is prounced Lie-tick. First a long “i,” then a short “i,” followed by a hard “k.”
Q: How do you pronounce your surname? A: Lar-bal-est-ee-air. It can also be pronounced Lar-bal-est-ee-ay or Lar-bal-est-ee-er. Those are all fine by me. Friends at school used to pronounce it: Lavaworm. I have to really like you to let you get away with that one[…] (her website)
Jarrett Krosoczka (Punk Farm, Lunch Lady): Rhymes with Oscar (Osca’); “(pronounced Crow-ZAHS-ka)”
Here’s a blog post that has a lot of names, including Halse Anderson, Rick RYE-or den, and others.
A post I’ve linked to before about pronouncing.
Ooh! A database of how to pronounce authors’ names! All sound-y even!
Please comment with other tricky author names I should have here.