Recently, I asked you to give my characters middle names, and you did a wonderful job. I loved all of your choices. So, I thought you’d find an interview I did for Aanchal interesting. I talk about naming my characters among other things.
1. How do you come up with the names for the characters in your books?
I’m terrible at picking names. My editor even send me a book on naming your baby. I’ll look at on my book shelf and see an author’s name and bam, I’ve got my new name.
At one time, I was considering naming Della, Ashley. Kylie was Caroline. Miranda was Elizabeth. Lucas was Hunter. Then, I realized that was my last name. I named Steve, and I shouldn’t have, because my own husband’s name is Steve. Now when fans claim to be Steve fans, my hubby gets a big smile on his face.
See, I really am bad with names.
2. Who do you think is the most complex character in Eternal?
Hmm, very difficult question. I think it’s a toss-up between three characters: Della, Burnett and Chase. Della because she’s a mix of sass and heart. Burnett because he’s so firm, yet cares so deeply. And Chase because he’s still a mystery to me.
3. If you could co-author a book with any author who would it be?
Hmm, Jennifer Armentrout or Kelly Armstrong.
4. What is the one quote that inspires you above all others?
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” Henry Ford
5. What song would be the perfect theme song for Eternal?
I looked for Della’s song, and I think the one that best tells Della’s story is Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger.
Do you think this song fits Della? Do you have any other suggestions for Della’s song?