In the course of writing a novel, you have to come up with at least 15 names, possibly as many as 40, depending on the genre. Police procedurals (my current genre), with lots of suspects and neighbors to interview require an endless stream of names. For minor characters, I often go with whatever pops into my mind. Sometimes, it works out and sometimes not so much.
But I’d like to do better than that for a family of characters who comprise most of the main players in the novel I’m currently writing. So I’m looking for a little help, a little fun, and an opportunity to give away a few more copies of The Sex Club. (Someday soon, I promise, I will have a second novel on the market I can tempt you with.)
Primarily, I need great last name for a family. Four people will have this last name so it has to be just right. Something a little unusual, but easy to read and pronounce. This is a working class, Oregon family who has hit hard times. Essentially, good people but all a little flawed, a little willing to bend the rules to ease their pain. Dad, mom, (both early forties), an 18-year-old daughter, and a 15-year-old son.
Whoever suggests the best last name (a completely subjective choice by me) wins a free copy of The Sex Club. If you offer four great first names, I’ll use your personal name as one of my other characters. But I won’t give your name to the bad guy unless you’d like me to.
So name those characters! You can’t win if you don’t play. Check back on Friday for winners and don’t forget to bookmark my blog. 🙂