So, I’m on Twitter, and I see this post come up with my name and website:
I put the sentence through Google translator — which identified the language as Icelandic — and got this translation.
The new favorite author of mine is definitely Dianne K. toilet.
I double-checked, putting in just my last name, and yup. It’s true. Salerni is the Icelandic word for toilet.
How funny … oh gosh – well you have to laugh … at least it’s not China?!
No wonder car makers have so much difficulty with names of cars … blame your hubby please!! But don’t change it – Salerni is a good name …
OMG that’s hilarious!!! Hey, maybe that’ll be what makes you big there…people will be so amused, they’ll tell others about it and they’ll learn about your books.
Oh, dear. But Stephanie does make a good point… 🙂
How weird. But what can you do?
Well, that was a mixed blessing! And yeah, a bit funny. Like Stephanie says, use it to your advantage.
It’s memorable at least.
I agree with the memorability factor. I’m sure you can find a way to have fun with it when you tour Iceland.
I’m chipping in with the others – it’s a name no one there is going to forget, especially kids.
If it helps, my last name means rubbish or trashy dirt in German.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!
OMGoodness. That is so funny. I’m sorry. It is unfortunate–but hey you do have a fan.
He was joking about my name. He hasn’t read the book!
I’m at a loss for words lol!
That cracked me up something fierce on this Monday morning.
Oh my goodness, that is funny, Mr. And Mrs. Toilet😉
That is hilarious! (And a bit unfortunate). The author clearly seemed to like your book in spite of the name, though. 🙂
I am positive he hasn’t read any of my books. He must have stumbled across my website somehow and was making a joke about my name. It is pretty funny though.
One thing for sure, you are essential no matter what language is being used. 🙂
I guess it could have been worse. Now you’ll just have to come up with an appropriate marketing campaign.
Hahaha! That’s awful but so funny! And at least you’re his fave author anyway. 😉
Oh no! What a horrible coincidence! What are the odds your last name would translate to toilet!
I’m sorry to hear this but I will make you very memorable. Change you icon to a commode and roll with it. Sorry that just came out of nowhere. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
YIKES! This is too funny, and super interesting! Totally adore blogs like this! Hugs…RO
Bwahahahahah! I think this calls for some rebranding, eh? Whew! That’s epic. Thanks for the laugh.
Sorry for laughing at your pain, but that’s too funny. Guess you have a new impetus for a pen name!
Please write more for the eighth day series I love the plot and everything else and if you don’t I will never pick up a book again please I love reading
Keep us posted in the making of the eighth day
When will the next books on the eighth day be ready I am stressed because books is the way I entertain myself
Sooooo…how exactly does one pronounce that? 🙂
I am so sorry for laughing so hard at this. >_<
This did give me a chuckle (sorry). But- at least you are his new favorite author. 🙂