I would guess either AY-lah or EYE-lah, but I'm not certain.
I've googled Jean
M. Auel's website (http://www.jeanmauel.co.uk/
), and from there, I found what appears to be her official messageboard (http://p206.ezboard.com/bjeanmauel
). If you go and ask your question there, her fans will probably be able to help more than we can.
Array (who wishes she could offer more help)
"What are these parents thinking?...Let's name her Madison--she'll live in her own world: 16 square miles surrounded by reality." -- Susan Lampert Smith