Picking A Name For Your Character

During a talk I recently gave, one man asked how I came up with names for my characters. I told him the truth, that a lot of times I pick up a newspaper, find names, and mix first and last names up (so I don’t use someone’s real name). That works best … Continue reading


I’ve been looking at books I’ve written over the years, and I’ve discovered I either have a very limited “name” vocabulary or I simply like certain names. Carl keeps showing up in my books. No, he’s not the same person. He’s never been a hero. (At least not as far … Continue reading