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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Names Are All Over

It’s February! The shortest month of the year. I’m thrilled because Spring will get here that much quicker. We’re knee deep in snow with two more storms coming today and tomorrow. Soon we won’t be able to see driving down the streets.

Today I’m discussing names and where I find them. The truth is all over. I get them from street signs, obituaries, and television shows. My friend back in New York is working at a job that he hates and is bored out of his skull. He spends a lot of time on Facebook. Well I guess you can get a police blotter for you city through Facebook. My friend K, sends me these police blotters daily. Lately I’ve been stockpiling names from those! LOL I know I’m a bit odd, but I don’t use FULL names. I’ll take a first or last name I like and add my own other name.
So there you have it. That’s how I get my names! :o)

In other news I signed a new contract with Noble Romance. The story is called Love Revisited – Scott and Delia. These characters are from a story published in May 2009, called Rein Me In. The story appeared in the Spank Me Twice Anthology.
My story will be available April 11th.

Last but not least, my newsletter went out today. This month I’m giving away a book from my backlist along with a $25 gift card to Victoria’s Secret, Barnes and Noble or Borders. If you’re not a member sign up below. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win!
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6 comments:

  1. Everyone is going to go spanking mad for Scott and Delilah's story! lol It's pretty darn hot.
    I love choosing names and I'm absolutely shocked to see how often I'm in key with other authors who also chose the the same character name at the same time. The added bonus is I'm usually an admirer and very sympathetic with that author. Does that mean we tune into the same channel when we work and pick names out of the ether? Who knows! Something interesting is going on.
    XXOO Kat

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  2. I'll pick part of names from people I know, songs, tv, and books. I'll have to start paying attention to more street signs. I'm usually singing at the top of my lungs to the radio!

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  3. Names are a touchy thing. I have started using "old fashioned" name like Helen and Christine, then I switch back to made-up names or shortened names. I even used Azrael, the Arabic/Hebrew name for the angel of death. LOL!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Fran, Marie and Kat. I'm always curious how others come up with their names. :)

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  5. Damn Amber! My post on Thursday is about how I choose character names! Oh you! I'm posting anyway...sticking my tongue out! I like the street sign idea - straight out of Splash!

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  6. LOL Sorry Julia. I'm sure your post will be much better than mine! :)

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