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Bracing the Blue Line - Fun Fact 9

We've been talking about some behind-the-scenes fun facts, mostly concerning the names of my characters and today is Winston's day.


Oh, I felt bad about this one. Everyone had a last name, but him. Poor Winston, right?

Wait.

It gets even worse.

To find him a last name, I scrolled through my Facebook friends and tested out their last names with his first name. No one was safe! That's how I ended up with Brooks. So, to the person I'm friends with that has the last name Brooks, thank you! :)

By now, we know how everyone got their name.

Everyone but Audra, which is Neil's pregnant one night stand.

Check back tomorrow to find out where her name came from! Be sure to continue following the BtBL Pinterest board for daily teasers.
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Bracing the Blue Line - Fun Fact 8

Here's another behind-the-scenes fun fact, & it's about Neil!


It's always funny how these things work out. Once the baby had a name, I realized Neil needed a last name. He was just Neil for a long time. Last names right here lately don't come to me until way later in the book. It's odd, but it's how it works sometimes.

I was at a point where I wasn't sure what would end up happening with Neil. I like names that sound like they should go together, so I came up with a last name for him that I liked with the baby's name as well, just in case.

So, there you have it! That's how Neil became Neil Lawson.

Check back tomorrow for a BtBL Fun Fact about Winston! Be sure to continue following the BtBL Pinterest board for daily teasers.

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Bracing the Blue Line - Fun Fact 7

As promised, today's fun fact is about Grant. If you missed the first, second, third, fourthfifth, or sixth, go check them out!


Many of you know that I live in North Carolina. The second or third fun fact said that part of Grant and Lucy's story was written before any of the others and that I wanted to start with their names first, then think of a story.

Well, Lucy's last name (Kennedy) just seemed natural. It flowed and I was in love with it immediately. I was already imagining the different personality traits she could have, and what her background might be, and why Grant was going to start doing those small favors for her.

Grant's last name honestly happened by accident almost. I went out with an old friend and drove by that town. I tested it in my head and then spoke it out loud and then boom. Grant had a last name.

Tomorrow's fun fact will be about Neil, so be sure to check back tomorrow and continue following the BtBL Pinterest board for daily teasers.

You can add Bracing the Blue Line to your to-read shelf and enter a giveaway on Goodreads. Don't forget to pre-order it for the special price of $2.99 on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, or Kobo. We're only a couple days away from the big day!