This author's parents truly deserve praise, because they gave him one of the most amazing names ever conceived: Vance Studley. It is a name that demands to be spoken with the most grandiloquent intonation possible, much like Othar Tryggvassen, Gentleman Adventurer of Girl Genius fame.
☞ N.B.: If you have not yet read Girl Genius, what are you waiting for? It's brilliant. It is an adventure nonpareil. I honestly cannot sing its praises ardently enough. The Foglios provide it for free online, even the parts that were in print before it went online. Naturally, you can also buy the collection of their excellent books.