I've been known to pick some weird names for my characters in the Jane Jameson series. Jettie Belle, Dick Cheney, Jolene. And people have asked where the heck I come up with them. So I thought I'd provide a helpful key glossary of explanations.
Jane Jameson: I wanted Jane to be an everygirl. She's a plain Jane. She's a little shy and a lot neurotic. And I knew I wanted her to have an alliterative name like the comic book heroes: Peter Parker, Lois Lane, Clark Kent. And I used Jameson because it allowed Dick Cheney to make a joke on their first meeting that said a lot about his personality and sort of set the tone for their whole relationship. This is a family blog, I probably shouldn't go into it here.
Gabriel Nightingale: Gabriel is Jane's savior, so I wanted to name him after an archangel. And yes, I do realize I misspelled Nightingale. I just like it better that way. And Nightengale was a nice dark counterpoint to Adam Morrow, the boy that captured Jane's heart in high school. Get it, Nightengale vs. Morrow. Night vs. Day. I'm not one for subtlety.
Giveaway Alert !
To celebrate Vampire week I'm giving away a copy of Molly's latest release, Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men. All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog this week & make sure you leave your email address. The more comments you leave... the more entries you have :]!
Visit Diane @ blog The Book Resort