I just finished reading David Baldacci’s The Target, one of his Will Robie series. A pretty good yarn.
In the acknowledgments I notice he has something going. He mentioned a couple of people who were winners of the character-naming auction, whatever that is. I’ve seen this in some of his recent books.
Sure enough, a couple of the minor players were named after these real live people. “Hope you like your characters,” Baldacci wrote.
Now, that’s cool. Solve the dilemma of what to name your characters and build some buzz for your book at the same time.
I’m stealing that.